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March 2019 | Stainless Steels

Prices continue to increase: Latest Analysis

Both margins and shipments are down on year-ago levels for many stainless steelmakers in Europe and the USA, and have been since last summer.

Prices continue to increase
With nickel prices continuing their upward trend through to late February and chrome prices continuing to increase through March as well, it has been of little surprise to see stainless steel prices pushed up further as we enter Q2.

But indications from Asia suggest that the price rally may shortly come to an end. There, prices...


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