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HRC Spot Pricing Below Fair Value for 5th Week

Written by John Packard

This week, the SMU Fair Value HRC (hot rolled coil) Model has spot HRC pricing below Fair Value for the fifth consecutive week after briefly rising above the Fair Value price in the week of February 8th. This is due to the SMU average spot HRC index increasing $10 per ton last week to $615 per ton and scrap inputs remaining the same for the month of March. The Fair Value model now shows HRC prices $38 below the estimated Fair Value price.

As a reminder, the Fair Value HRC Model below came from the SMU acquisition of Steel Reality. The graph below demonstrates the relationship between scraps inputs creating an estimated “Fair Value” for HRC versus the actual spot price.

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