Current situation: 

  • NYMEX domestic hot-rolled coil steel prices were $603 per ton ($686 per ton in the last update) through May 17.   
  • Producer prices for steel pipe and tube fell by 1.1% month-over-month in April (latest available).  Year-over-year, prices are 6.2% higher (11.1% higher Y/Y last month).


Key factors that could affect supply or price:

  • Carbon steel pipe inventory across the nation remains strong and demand has seen no noticeable increases. Recently there has been an increase in limited imported steel pipe products, but anticipation is that the price will remain soft as the recent government action regarding tariffs should have little effect in the carbon market as a whole.