Stainless steel flanges have seen extensive increases (up to 60.0 percent) during adjustments made following an anti-dumping suit. Pipe is increasing at a slower pace but hovers around 10.0 percent. Fittings are expected to pass along increases nearing the turn of the year. Availability and pricing for raw materials availability is being effected by political and environmental concerns stemming from China’s production processes. Indications suggest that future increases are possible, if not likely.
The American Supply Association (ASA) and its Industrial Piping Division (IPD) is the national organization serving wholesaler-distributors and their suppliers in the industrial and mechanical pipe-valve-fitting industry. As a powerful alliance of channel partners, we provide a forum for your upstream trading partners to exchange critical information and address key issues.
In particular, ASA’s IPD members constantly check the pulse of the materials and commodities they proudly supply to you. ASA’s IPD members are knowledgeable industry leaders, and those who volunteer their service on the IPD Executive Council compile and prepare the IPD Commodity Reports. The Reports contain some of the most current and qualified market data and information available from the industry’s leading manufacturers and distributors about emerging trends and other price-influencing actions and events.