Demand, nickel drive stainless price hike

Mar 17, 2014 | 04:56 PM | Rey Mashayekhi

Tags  stainless steel, price increase, North American Stainless, AK Steel, ATI Allegheny Ludlum, Outokumpu Stainless USA, Rey Mashayekhi

NEW YORK — Three of the four major North American stainless steel producers have raised prices on the back of robust demand and rejuvenated nickel prices.

Only ATI Allegheny Ludlum Corp., a subsidiary of Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Technologies Inc., has yet to announce price changes.

North American Stainless Inc. (NAS), Ghent, Ky., has hiked prices effective April 1 for all 200-, 300- and 430-series cold-rolled grades via a 2-percentage-point discount reduction, the producer announced March 13. NAS said it also was raising prices for automotive grades.....

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