All domestic pipe mills have announced increases in the last 30 days. Range has been from $30.00 nt to $300.00 nt. Domestic activity remains strong with most customers accepting the fact of higher prices.

The import market should settle down after June 1 when the administration announces the exceptions to Section 232. By that time, Korea will figure out its quota distribution and see what, if any, tonnage it can ship for the remainer of this year.


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