UPWARD PRICING MOMENTUM
SLOWS IN THE NORDIC STEEL MARKET
Northern European steelmakers continue to push for increased selling
figures. However, MEPS notes that prices for hot and cold rolled
coil, across the Nordic region, were unchanged during the past four
By comparison, mill price hike initiatives were, partially,
successful for coated coils. Availability of hot dipped galvanised
material is restricted. Consumption by the automotive sector is
In the plate market, robust demand and earlier raw material cost
increases enabled producers to secure price rises, this month.
Declining scrap prices, in late January / early February, led to
reductions in Danish long product selling figures. Elsewhere in the
Nordic region, transaction values were relatively stable.
Construction activity remains strong, with no serious disruption
from the weather, so far, this winter.
Steel Review Supplement - February Edition
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