Most of the flat rolled steel mills have made changes to their zinc coating extras to either be effective immediately or by the beginning of April 2017. The new extras replaced those that became effective November 2016 through January 1, 2017. The extras were raised due to the increasing cost associated with zinc purchases needed to coat galvanized steels.
As you can see not all of the extras are the same and this needs to be taken into consideration when deciding which mill has the lowest transaction pricing for your galvanized steel purchases.
If you have new extras from one of the mills that are different than what we have published below please send them to us so we can update this table which is also in our website along a number of other analysis of the domestic steel mill extras.
As a side note to buyers, it appears the mills are aggressively going after orders and although the base prices may not be as negotiable as one might think, there are a whole host of other extras (gauge/width, quality, coating, surface, etc.) that may have some flexibility…
The table below is always available on our website in the menu system under Resources > Steel Mills > Galvanized > Coating Extras Comparison. Here is a direct link. In that same Galvanized section, we have individual pages for each mill with their full coating and width and thickness extras listed, as well as their previous coating extras.
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