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Nucor, UPI Adjust Coating Extras

Written by Tim Triplett

The Nucor Sheet Mill Group and USS-POSCO Industries have notified customers of changes in their coating extras as a result of lower zinc prices. The announcements follow on a similar letter to customers from California Steel Industries (CSI) last week.

Nucor’s Aug. 30 letter stated: “Consistent with our practice to monitor the cost of zinc, we have revised our galvanized coating weight extras effective with new orders acknowledged to ship the week ending Oct. 6, 2018. Price extra sheets can be accessed at”

UPI’s notice to customers stated: “USS-POSCO Industries (UPI) has revised the published price extras for Galvanized products. The new extras will apply on all new sheet orders validated for November 2018 delivery. The new price book for the extras can be found…on our website.”

Buyers of galvanized steel had been waiting to see if and when the mills would adjust their coating extras to reflect the lower cost of zinc. The price of zinc has dipped to as low as $1.05 per pound this month, from highs above $1.60 per pound in February. CSI’s new extras showed an average reduction of 14.1 percent, according to Steel Market Update’s calculations.


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