Scrap, Iron Ore Prices Up, But EU Aluminum Falls on Construction Index

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After falling 4.1 percent, European 1050 aluminum landed hard, making it the week’s biggest mover on the weekly Construction MMI®. The week finished with no movement for Chinese aluminum bar.

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US shredded scrap gained a slight 1.7 percent this past week. The Chinese low price of 62% Australian iron ore fines rose 1.0 percent over the past week. Chinese rebar saw its price rise 0.9 percent over the past week. Chinese H-beam steel fell 0.9 percent over the past week.

The weekly US Gulf Coast bar fuel surcharge fell 1.2 percent over the past week. This was the fourth week in a row of declining prices. Since last week, the price of the weekly US Rocky Mountain bar fuel surcharge fell after moving 0.6 percent. The weekly US Midwest bar fuel surcharge declined after drifting 0.2 percent since last week.

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