North Europe metal coil industry sees 1st Q3 offers, fees stable to down

The earliest provides for Q3 deliveries of coils from European mills have been reported by some distributors and services centers in north Europe. All options concurred the costs have appear below stress through the last weeks, but they are now stabilizing.

As a result, the common Platts assessment for hot-rolled coil decreased by Eur2.50 on Wednesday, to Eur550/mt Ex-Works Ruhr effective for S235 JR 2/15mm thick and 1200-1500mm width.

A important coil purchaser in Benelux reported receiving Q3 provides for HRC at Eur530-540/mt bottom ex-works from North European mills, a level confirmed by one more supply within of the area. In Germany, two important purchasers mentioned that officially mills are nevertheless reluctant to announce marketing prices, but unofficially the quantities are anticipated pretty stable, with some feasible slight decreases.

“Mills have believed about some slight marketing price increases, however the weakness within of the marketplace place is not assisting and we anticipate stable quantities for Q3 deliveries,” a German supply said.

Currently into Germany a buying manager reported June deliveries supplied from Italy at Eur510/mt DDP bottom south Germany, while east European mills are providing at Eur520/mt DDP base.

For Q3 deliveries some Russian provides are already obtained by resources at Eur515/mt effective CIF Antwerp, for arrival in August, a level reported getting along some Eur10/t away from your provides for deliveries in June.

The day-to-day Platts assessment for imported HRC into Europe decreased by Eur10/mt on Wednesday, to Eur 525/mt CIF Antwerp. 

Meanwhile, some neighborhood North European re-roller is reported to possess been extremely cut-throat through the last weeks, reselling sheets into Benelux at as reduced as Eur580-590/mt DDP, while organization centers reported asking fees getting at some Eur600-620/mt DDP.

Cold-rolled coil fees from North European mill hold on getting supplied at a bottom price of Eur620/mt ex-works into North Europe, with some materials from Russian manufacturers pegged at Eur590/mt CIF Antwerp and Italian mills delivering at near to Eur600/mt base.

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