W. Coast structural tubing prices steady

Jan 29, 2014 | 05:22 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  steel, West Coast market, steel tubing, hollow structural sections, HSS, hot-rolled coil, steel prices, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Prices for structural steel tubing are holding steady on the West Coast, with mills and buyers awaiting signs that conditions are ripe to post an increase.

Mill selling prices remain fairly solid nearly two months after the latest increase even though they aren’t "setting any records" in overall sales volumes, market sources told AMM.

"By and large, the numbers are stable," one source said about hollow structural section (HSS) prices, noting that this is occurring with little indication of strengthening demand.....

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