Daily Steel Price Trends – LME Steel Billet Spot Price Up 1.1%

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On April 27, 2012, the day’s biggest mover was the steel billet cash price, which saw a 1.1 percent increase on the LME to $470 per metric ton. This increase comes after the price fell for the two previous days. After a one percent increase, steel billet 3-month prices finished the day on the LME at $485 per metric ton.

Chinese steel closed mixed last Friday. The high and low prices of iron ore 58% fines from India kept under $140 per dry metric ton. Friday saw the price of Chinese slab shift 0.7 percent after three quiet days. For the fifth day in a row, the price of Chinese coking coal remained essentially flat.

The US HRC futures contract 3-month price stayed steady at $670 per short ton. The spot price of US HRC futures contract saw little change in its price at $685 per short ton.

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