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NLMK USA Reports Lower Sales in Q3

Written by Sandy Williams

NLMK USA’s sales fell 6.0 percent to 549,000 metric tons in the third quarter of 2019 compared to the second quarter, said NLMK Group in a trading update today. Declining volume was the result of decreased HRC sales due to lower demand from the tube and pipe sector. Shipments of hot-dipped galvanized (HDG) also decreased due to weaker demand in the construction sector.

Scrap prices in the U.S. dropped by 11 percent quarter-over-quarter, driven by lower rolled steel prices domestically and the reduction in demand in Turkey. Oversupply in the market and weaker demand pushed U.S. flat rolled steel prices down 5-8 percent in Q3, said NLMK.




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