World steel pricing history - flat & long products.

Price of steel 2001-2017 HRC CRC HDG & rebar prices

Recent pricing history - flat and long finished products.

Price of steel in US $ / metric tonne.
YearMonthHRCCRCHDG OCS Tinplate Rebar
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Table last updated: 23rd November 2017. Next update: ~ 23rd December 2017.

Notes and definitions for the pricing data shown in table above

1) Prices are in US $ per metric tonne. They 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 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 prices are for hot rolled deformed reinforcing bar (excl rod).

3) Pricing data is compiled by MCI. It originates from national customs statistics of larger exporting countries. Figures cover 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 product may change, as additional customs data becomes available.
5) Final data point normally shows steel prices per ton that are ~2 months old. [A short delay is necessary for data collection].

More steel prices - other cost and pricing information resources

For other online information on the cost of steel see Quandl industrial metals cost charts. You might also check out MEPS world steel price data. Another useful resource is the London Metal Exchange (LME) billet cost analysis. For historic graphs, see our price charts page.