World steel pricing history - flat & long products.
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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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 20151504608725858954502
 20152475606714839932492
 20153440578680817912470
 20154423556668800913461
 20155405557673764919467
 20156400541663806911472
 20157386532650807901449
 20158379512638761891438
 20159378508631734885423
 201510352493616727855404
 201511324458588696823372
 201512309459578650812364
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Table last updated: 24th July 2017. Next update: ~ 21st August 2017.



Notes and definitions for the steel 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 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 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 steel 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 steel price charts page.