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SSAB increases plate prices by $60/ton

Written by David Schollaert

SSAB Americas has announced plans to increase plate prices by at least $60 per ton ($3 per cwt), with the opening of its January 2024 order book.

The price hike applies equally to as-rolled, normalized, quenched-and-tempered, and wide cut-to-length plate products. It is effective immediately on all new, non-contract orders, the company said in a letter to customers on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

SSAB said the increase is in addition to January’s raw material surcharge, which is set to be announced on Thursday, Dec. 14. Published extras, regional freight premiums, and non-preferred freight mode extras will also be applied, the company said.

Recall that SSAB implemented a raw materials surcharge, or RMS, in March 2022, following the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, which temporarily drove scrap costs sharply higher.

“SSAB Americas reserves the right to re-quote any open offers not confirmed by an SSAB order acknowledgment,” the company said in the letter.

SSAB Americas is a subsidiary of Swedish steelmaker SSAB. The company operates plate mills in Mobile, Ala., and in Montpelier, Iowa.

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