LME Steel Billet 3-Month Price Gaining Again

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Strengthening prices ended a two-day flat streak as the steel billet 3-month price moved up by 8.7 percent on March 14, 2013 on the LME to $250.00 per metric ton. Also on the LME, the steel billet cash price showed little movement yesterday, hovering around $210.00 per metric ton.

today's metal prices - MetalMiner IndXChinese steel prices were mixed for the day. The price of iron ore 58% fines from India keeps climbing slowly. Chinese HRC prices saw a 1.5 percent decline. Chinese coking coal stayed flat.

Thursday saw the 3-month price of the US HRC futures contract drift down 1.6 percent to $625.00 per short ton after three quiet days. The US HRC futures contract spot price fell 0.3 percent yesterday to $610.00 per short ton.