The steel billet cash price fell 1.8 percent on Feb. 15, 2013 to $275.00 per metric ton on the LME, making it the day’s biggest mover on MetalMiner’s steel price index. Following two days of rising prices, the 3-month price of steel billet dropped 1.7 percent on the LME to $290.00 per metric ton.
Chinese steel prices closed flat for the day. The price of iron ore 58% fines from India remained tightly rangebound. The price of Chinese HRC saw little movement. The price of Chinese coking coal remained essentially flat.
The US HRC futures contract 3-month price rose 0.5 percent to $640.00 per short ton. The spot price of the US HRC futures contract declined 0.2 percent to $611.00 per short ton.