PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to amend frequency of fob China rebar index

Fastmarkets proposes to reduce the frequency of the publication of its fob China rebar index due to low spot market liquidity in the past year.

The proposed change will turn the daily price into a weekly one published on Tuesday at 5-6pm Shanghai time.

The consultation period for these proposed changes will end one month from the date of this pricing notice, on February 7, with changes taking place, subject to market feedback, from February 8.

All other specifications of this price will remain unchanged, as follows:

MB-STE-0147 Steel reinforcing bar (rebar) index export, fob China main port, $/tonne
Quality: BS500B, chromium added, other grades normalized, diameter 12-32mm
Quantity: 100-5,000 tonnes
Location: fob China main port. Other ports normalized
Timing: 4-5 weeks
Unit: US$/tonne
Payment terms: Letter of credit on sight
Publication: Weekly, Tuesday, 5-6pm Shanghai time
Notes: Tax rebate of 13%, subtracted from 13% VAT. Data history as an assessment from July 2007 and as an index from October 2017

All historical data for this price remains available in Fastmarkets’ pricing database, MInD.

To provide feedback on this price or if you would like to provide price information by becoming a data submitter, please contact Jessica Zong by email at: Please add the subject heading “FAO: Jessica Zong, re: fob China rebar index.”

To see all of Fastmarkets’ pricing methodology and specification documents, please go to prices/pricing-methodology.html.