Amendment to export steel assessments, billet index from Black Sea

Fastmarkets confirms the amendment of five of its steel products assessments and steel billet index originated from the Black Sea.

After a one-month consultation, Fastmarkets confirms amendments to the following prices:

MB-STE-0558 Steel billet index export, fob Black Sea, CIS, $/tonne
MB-STE-0016 Steel slab export, fob Black Sea, CIS, $/tonne
MB-STE-0017 Steel wire rod (mesh quality) export, fob Black Sea, CIS, $/ tonne
MB-STE-0014 Steel hot-rolled coil export, fob Black Sea, CIS, $/tonne
MB-STE-0012 Steel cold-rolled coil export, fob Black Sea, CIS, $/tonne

The payments term for all five prices will be changed to “15-30% advance payment possible, rest or 100% against shipping documents or upon delivery” instead of “30% prepayment, 70% L/C”.

Billet sizes have also been changed to “130x130mm and 150x150mm” from “130×130 mm” previously and wire rod sizes have been changed to “6.5 mm” from “5.5mm” previously.

The timing of the slab assessments have been changed to “6-10 weeks” from “8-10 weeks” and the timing of wire rod assessments have been changed to “3-6 weeks” from “6-8 weeks” to better reflect the market.

The changes to MB-STE-0016 Steel slab export, fob Black Sea, CIS, $/tonne are effective from Wednesday May 22.

All the other changes will take effect from Monday May 27.

The full changes to the specifications will be as follows:

MB-STE-0558 Steel billet index export, fob Black Sea, CIS, $/tonne
Quality: Base 3SP (grades Q275 Q235, 5SP and equivalent normalized). Base sectional dimension 130x130mm and 150x150mm, 6-12 m length (100x100mm, 125x125mm, 120x120mm normalized)
Quantity: Min 2,500 tonnes
Location: fob Novorossiysk
Timing: Up to 6 weeks
Unit: USD/tonne
Payment terms:15-30% advance payment possible, rest or 100% against shipping documents or upon delivery
Publication: Daily, 4pm London time

MB-STE-0016 Steel slab export, fob Black Sea, CIS, $/tonne
Quality: Width 1,250-2,100mm, thickness 220-270mm, length 6,000-12,000mm
Quantity: 20,000-50,000 tonnes
Location: fob Black Sea
Timing: 6-10 weeks
Unit: USD/tonne
Payment terms:15-30% advance payment possible, rest or 100% against shipping documents or upon delivery
Publication: Weekly. Monday, 2-3pm London time

MB-STE-0017 Steel wire rod (mesh quality) export, fob Black Sea, CIS, $/tonne
Quality: Standard diameter 6.5mm
Quantity: 1,000-5,000 tonnes
Location: fob Black Sea
Timing: 3-6 weeks
Unit: USD/tonne
Payment terms:15-30% advance payment possible, rest or 100% against shipping documents or upon delivery
Publication: Weekly. Monday, 2-3pm London time

MB-STE-0014 Steel hot-rolled coil export, fob Black Sea, CIS, $/tonne
Quality: Width 1,000-1,500mm, thickness 2-8mm
Quantity: 1,000-3,000 tonnes
Location: fob Black Sea
Timing: 6-8 weeks lead time
Unit: USD/tonne
Payment terms:15-30% advance payment and against shipping documents or upon delivery
Publication: Weekly. Monday, 2-3pm London time

MB-STE-0012 Steel cold-rolled coil export, fob Black Sea, CIS, $/tonne
Quality: Width 1000-1,250mm, thickness 0.5-2mm
Quantity: 1,000-3,000 tonnes
Location: fob Black Sea
Timing: 6-8 weeks
Unit: USD/tonne
Payment terms: 15-30% advance payment and against shipping documents or upon delivery
Publication: Weekly. Monday 2-3pm London time

These prices are a part of the Fastmarkets steel metals package.

To provide feedback on these prices, or if you would like to provide price information by becoming a data submitter to these prices, please contact Vlada Novokreshchenova or Marina Shulga by email at: pricing@fastmarkets.com. Please add the subject heading “FAO: Vlada Novokreschenova or Marina Shulga, re: Black Sea steel products assessments, billet index.”

Please indicate if comments are confidential. Fastmarkets will consider all comments received and will make comments not marked as confidential available upon request.

To see all Fastmarkets’ pricing methodology and specification documents, go to https://www.fastmarkets.com/methodology.

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