Rising 6.9 percent, the Chinese low price of 62% Australian iron ore fines saw the largest increase on the weekly Construction MMI® this week.
Chinese rebar gained a slight 0.8 percent this past week. The price of US shredded scrap fell 0.8 percent after rising 0.8 percent the week before. Chinese H-beam steel prices held steady from the previous week.
Chinese aluminum bar traded sideways last week, and prices for European 1050 aluminum remained constant.
The weekly US Rocky Mountain bar fuel surcharge saw a 2.6 percent drop this week. The weekly US Gulf Coast bar fuel surcharge fell 2.1 percent, and the weekly US Midwest bar fuel surcharge fell 1 percent last week.
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