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Nucor Hikes Sheet Prices, Seeks $800/ton HR Base

Written by Michael Cowden

Nucor Corp. aims to raise base prices for hot-rolled coil to a minimum of $800 per ton ($40 per cwt).

The Charlotte, N.C.-based electric-arc furnace (EAF) steelmaker said it would also seek at least $1,000 per ton for heavy-gauge hot-rolled products.

The company said the price increase was effective immediately in a letter to customers dated Thursday, Oct. 19.

Nucor did not specify the amount of the price hike. It does, however, represent a $50-per-ton increase over the $750 per ton HR that Cleveland-Cliffs announced as a target base price for HR last month.

SMU’s average hot-rolled coil price stands at $725 per ton, up $80 per ton from a 2023 low of $645 per ton recorded in late September.

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