This past week, Chinese rebar dropped 0.7 percent on the Construction MMI®, making it the biggest mover within the index. The price of US shredded scrap fell 0.2 percent, after rising 0.2 percent during the week prior. At below $180 per dry metric ton, the price of Chinese 62% Australian iron ore fines did not change since the previous week. Prices for Chinese H-beam steel remained constant, closing the week above $650 per metric ton.
Closing above $2,200 per metric ton, Chinese aluminum bar remained unchanged for the week. European 1050 aluminum traded sideways last week as well, hovering above $3,100 per metric ton.
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