World steel pricing history - flat & long products.
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Price of steel for 2001 - 2016 incl HRC CRC & rebar

Recent pricing history - flat and long products.


YearMonthHRCCRCHDG OCS Tinplate Rebar
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 2015 1 504 608 725 858 954 502
 2015 2 475 606 714 839 932 492
 2015 3 440 578 680 817 912 470
 2015 4 423 556 668 800 913 461
 2015 5 405 557 673 764 919 467
 2015 6 400 541 663 806 911 472
 2015 7 386 532 650 807 901 449
 2015 8 379 512 638 761 891 438
 2015 9 378 508 631 734 885 423
 2015 10 352 493 616 727 855 404
 2015 11 324 458 588 696 823 372
 2015 12 309 459 578 650 812 364
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Table last updated: 10th November 2016.
[A delay of a few weeks is normal to allow time for data collection.]



Notes to Steel Price Data

1) Prices are in US $ per metric tonne, and describe average monthly world export fob prices.
2) Product definitions are as follows (for further detail, see harmonised system 6-digit codes listed below):

  • HRC, wide strip unpickled hot rolled steel coil <3mm gauge
  • CRC, cold rolled coil or sheet 0.5-1mm thick
  • HDG, hot dip zinc galvanised sheet or coil, width > 600mm
  • OCS, organic coated sheet with HDG substrate
  • Tinplate, sheet under 0.5mm gauge
  • Rebar, hot rolled deformed reinforcing bar (excl rod).

3) Pricing data is compiled by MCI but originates from national customs statistics of larger exporting countries, under the following 6-digit codes within the harmonised tariff schedule: HRC 720839, CRC 720917, HDG 721049, OCS 721070, tinplate 721012, rebar 721420.
4) Note that the latest price points (the last two months in particular) for each steel product may change, as additional customer data becomes available.