The cash price of steel billet experienced the biggest price decline of the day, dropping 1.4 percent on the LME to close at $285.00 per metric ton on Jan. 21, 2013. Also on the LME, the steel billet 3-month price rose 1.4 percent to $295.00 per metric ton.
Chinese steel prices were mixed for the day. The price of iron ore 58% fines from India remained rangebound. After a 0.7 percent increase, the price of Chinese HRC finished the day up. The price of Chinese coking coal remained steady.
The US HRC futures contract 3-month price saw a 1.2 percent decline to $645.00 per short ton. The US HRC futures contract spot price saw little movement last Friday, closing out around $633.00 per short ton.