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To your left is a demonstration of the Steel Market Update Interactive Graphing Tool which can be found in the Pricing section of our website. Using the Interactive Graphing Tool, Members are able to view current and historical market pricing for hot rolled, cold rolled, galvanized, Galvalume, #1 heavy metal scrap, shredded scrap, and #1 busheling scrap.

Not only will your Membership allow you to view current real time prices, but as a member you can also view weekly, monthly, and yearly averages. Our Interactive Graphing Tool will even enable you to compare value averages and products side by side.

Scroll over the graph to see individual data points. You can control what products are shown by clicking on the colored dots next to the product names. At the top of the graph you can drag the bars in order to view the data for a specific time period.

Our members (including free trial members) will be able to access the data in both table and graph format.

(Note: the public graph is intended to give users an understanding of the capabilities of our Interactive Graphing Tool. It does not show current pricing)

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NewsletterSteel Market Update is North America's leading source for flat rolled steel market news and price information. The SMU newsletter is our flagship product and service. Steel Market Update subscribers benefit from weekly insights into key market indicators and real time pricing. Hot rolled, cold rolled, galvanized, galvalume, and scrap are continuously tracked and analyzed by our experienced industry experts.

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For the busy executive – A monthly synopsis of the most important price, market and news items from the past month as well as keys to watch in the upcoming month.

Produced three times per week with current pricing, important market trends, news and analysis. This is our traditional SMU newsletter experience with new value added features and access to expanded data within our website

Building off our Executive newsletter, Premium subscribers receive additional access to SMU new website and proprietary survey, economic and industry related data and analysis.

Let Steel Market Update help you achieve your marketing goals, and increase traffic to your business website. Steel Market Update is read by thousands of flat rolled steel professionals each week, and our website generates over 20,000 unique visits per month. Advertise with SMU and gain effective exposure to your target market! There are three methods of advertising with Steel Market Update:

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SMU is excited to announce our new learning center. We are now providing a variety of educational resources from webinars to e-learning modules.

SMU has always been committed to educating our community and empowering members with valuable resources and tools.

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Steel Price EstimatorThe Price Estimator allows you to calculate the "average" prime price for any specific gauge, width, quality and coating weight. This includes hot rolled, cold rolled, galvanized and Galvalume steel. The SMU Price Estimator uses our spot price assessments to determine the average base price for each flat rolled steel product . We then add the domestic mill extras for thickness, width, quality and coating when applicable. You can click on the link below or on the Estimator tab at the top of each page to get to test the Price Estimator which is free to the public.

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Hot Rolled Futures

NYMEX Hot Rolled Coil Futures
 April 23 (final) 2014
Apr 660 +4 656
May 682 0 682
June 670 -10 680
July 638 -10 648
Aug 634 -2 636
Sept 634 -2 636
Oct 633 -1 634
Nov 633 -1 634
Dec 633 -1 634
Jan 632 0 632
Feb 632 0 632
Mar 632 0 632
Apr 632 0 632
May 632 0 632
Jun 632 0 632
July 632 0 632
Aug 632 0 632
Click here for more information regarding hot rolled steel futures

BUS Scrap Futures

NYMEX #1 Busheling Scrap Futures
 April 23 (final) 2014
Apr 399.69 0 399.69
May 403 0 403
June 401 0 401
July 399 0 399
Aug 398 0 398
Sept 398 0 398
Oct 398 0 398
Nov 398 0 398
Dec 398 0 398
Jan 400 0 400
Feb 400 0 400
Mar 400 0 400
Apr 400 0 400
May 400 0 400
Jun 400 0 400
July 400 0 400
Aug 400 0 400
Click here for more information regarding busheling scrap futures