Nucor Corp. announced in a letter to customers on Tuesday afternoon that its plate mill group would increase as-rolled discrete plate, normalized, and quenched-and-tempered plate by $40 per ton ($2 per cwt).
The Charlotte, N.C.-based steelmaker said the higher prices would be effective with new orders received on Tuesday, Nov. 28. It also said the move was made in tandem with the opening of its plate mill order book for January 2024.
“We reserve the right to review and re-quote any offers that are not confirmed with either a Nucor sales acknowledgment or written acceptance by both parties.,” Nucor said in the letter.
Market chatter amongst SMU plate sources is that Nucor is already planning another $40-per-ton plate price increase for the end of December. Time will tell if it’s just noise or an inside beat.
To keep track of the latest mill price increases, visit SMU’s price increase calendar.
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