This is to reflect the changing market situation in the region where Tangshan’s ex-works prices is growing in influence in the spot market.

The updated specifications are as follows:

Assessment: Steel hot-rolled coil domestic, exw Northern China, yuan/tonne
Quality: Standard width 1,500mm, thickness 4.5-12mm, Q235B/SS400
Quantity: 20-200 tonnes
Location: Ex-works Tangshan
Timing: Spot
Unit: yuan/tonne
Payment terms: Prompt payment upon delivery
Publication: Every Friday, 5pm Shanghai time
Notes:  Inclusive of 13% VAT

The amendment came into effect on December 10.

To provide feedback on the amendment or if you would like to provide price information by becoming a data submitter to the northern China HRC prices, please contact Paul Lim and Miranda Song by email at Please add the subject heading ‘FAO: Paul Lim/Miranda Song, re: northern China HRC price assessment.’

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