In the short term, the prices of domestic ductile iron manhole covers have fluctuated slightly.
This week, domestic ductile iron manhole cover prices rose slightly. As of April 13, the price of Tangshan 355 series strip was 3780 yuan, up 30 yuan from last Friday. From the perspective of specific market conditions, there are many uncertainties in the current market. All parties are cautious in their operations. The market mentality is obvious with them. They are not in a hurry to purchase and replenish. In addition, it is necessary to pay attention to the resumption of production at the steel mill. Declining, but the operating rate is increasing, which also puts pressure on price increases. It is expected that the prices of domestic ductile iron manhole covers will fluctuate slightly in the short term.
This week, due to the period shock, the spot price of steel market fluctuated, the market transactions were average, and the wait-and-see mood was more obvious. In terms of welded pipes, domestic welded pipe prices fluctuated this week. At present, most pipe factories in Hebei have lifted production restrictions, and manufacturers have resumed production. The shortage of resources has improved, but it has not completely eased. Affected by price instability, downstream traders are passive in taking goods, and manufacturers are more cautious in adjusting prices.
In terms of cost, taking the Tangshan area as an example, the current quoted price of mainstream pipe factories for 4-inch welded pipes is 3990-4050 yuan, which is more than 200 yuan different from the ex-factory price of 355mm series strips of major steel mills. Bargaining space at the time of delivery and other factors such as raw material transportation costs are expected to limit the overall profitability of the current pipe plant.
The monitoring data of Lange Steel's cloud business platform shows that as of April 13, Tangshan Youfa and Xinlida's 4-inch (3.75) new national standard welded pipe factory cash price was 4,030 yuan, up 50 yuan from last Sunday; Tangshan Jinghua The 4-inch (3.75) new national standard welded pipe ex-factory price of cash is 3990 yuan, an increase of 40 yuan from last Sunday; Tianjin Youfa's 4-inch (3.75) new national standard welded pipe ex-factory cash is 4030 yuan, unchanged from last Sunday.