UNITED KINGDOM April 24 2015 5:18 PM
LONDON (Scrap Register): With DCE iron ore futures rising to the limit again on Friday, and SHFE rebar futures gaining 2.41%, sellers of spot ore looked to take advantage of improved sentiment and firmer demand.
According to the Steel Index, there were numerous deals taking place, mostly on-screen, and mainly for PB fines, which remains in high demand. A trader sold a May-delivery 62% fe PB fines cargo over globalORE at 57.
On COREX, PB fines on a 61% Fe basis were bought by a mill at 57, and later there was a sale by a miner of the same product at 58. A Brazilian miner sold 65.47% Fe fines at nearly 66.5.
The price of port stocks in China rose RMB 10/t. Billet prices in the Tangshan region jumped RMB 40/t. Rebar prices in major Chinese cities were up RMB 10-50/t, with the stronger gains seen in the north.
All prices US$/dmt CFR China unless stated otherwise.