Weekly Construction Metal Price Index: China Rebar Down, Iron Ore Price Flat

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The week’s biggest mover on the weekly Construction MMI® was the price of Chinese rebar, which saw a 0.6 percent decline. This comes on the heels of a 0.3 percent increase the week before.

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The Chinese low price of 62% Australian iron ore fines remained essentially flat. US shredded scrap prices held steady from the previous week. The week finished with no movement for Chinese H-beam steel.

The price of Chinese aluminum bar did not change since the previous week. European 1050 aluminum remained essentially flat.

The weekly US Rocky Mountain bar fuel surcharge fell 0.1 percent after rising 0.4 percent the week before. Following a 3.1 percent increase in the week prior, the weekly US Gulf Coast bar fuel surcharge fell 0.1 percent last week. The weekly US Midwest bar fuel surcharge remained unchanged for the week.

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