Early March Hot Rolled Band Prices
All four of the hot rolled band (HRB) prices included in World Steel Dynamics’ SteelBenchmarker increased from their previous reading in early March. World export prices showed the biggest rise from two weeks ago, up $10/t to $547/t on 13 March. This was followed by increases of $8/t in the US (to $781/t) and $7/t in China (to $483/t). Meanwhile the Western Europe price rose the least, up $4/t to $570/t.