This consultation, which begins Friday June 26 and ends July 27, seeks to ensure that our methodologies continue to reflect the physical market for the steel hot-rolled coil index, fob mill US. This includes all elements of our pricing process, our price specifications and publication frequency.

To provide feedback on the annual review of the steel hot-rolled coil index, fob mill US, or if you would like to provide price information by becoming a data submitter to this price/index, please contact Grace Asenov by email at Please add the subject heading "FAO: Grace Asenov re: annual methodology review of Fastmarkets' US HRC index."

Please specify whether your response is confidential. Opinions offered in confidential responses can be referenced but will not be attributed in any way.

Fastmarkets will publish the outcome of this methodology review by August 3, including all feedback, unless noted as confidential. Any proposals to make material changes, discontinue or launch prices will involve a separate market consultation, the length of which will depend on how substantial the change is for the industry.

To see all Fastmarkets’ pricing methodology and specification documents, please click here.