Chinese steel prices were flat for the day. The price of iron ore 58% fines from India hit a high price of CNY 840.00 ($138.37) and a low price of CNY 830.00 ($136.72) per dry metric ton. At CNY 3,490 ($574.88) per metric ton, the price of Chinese HRC was essentially unchanged. For the fifth day in a row, the price of Chinese coking coal remained essentially flat at CNY 1,430 ($235.55) per metric ton.
The cash price of steel billet showed little movement on Monday on the LME at $260.00 per metric ton. The 3-month price of steel billet held steady yesterday on the LME, remaining around $260.00 per metric ton.
The 3-month price of the US HRC futures contract saw little change in its price yesterday at $645.00 per short ton. The US HRC futures contract spot price saw essentially no change for the fifth day in a row, remaining around $676.00 per short ton.