Carbon Steel

North America

In the U.S. steel sheet market, more than 50% of direct mills shipments are priced against CRU. We have been tracking monthly steel sheet prices for over 25 years and moved to more frequent prices in 2008.

Download our U.S. steel sheet and plate price indices brochure

U.S. Hot-rolled (HR) coil: (Level 2.0)

  • Base price, fob Midwest mill, for spot purchases for forward delivery
  • Commercial quality (prime) material, within standard tolerances
  • In coils of at least 40,000lbs, with standard packaging
  • Extras for gauge and width excluded
  • Delivery charges and taxes excluded
  • Raw materials surcharges (where applicable) included

U.S. Cold-rolled (CR) coil: (Level 2.0)

  • Base price, fob Midwest mill, for spot purchases for forward delivery
  • Commercial quality (prime, annealed and tempered) material, within standard tolerances
  • In coils of at least 20,000lbs, with standard packaging
  • Extras for gauge and width excluded
  • Delivery charges and taxes excluded
  • Raw materials surcharges (where applicable) included

U.S. Hot-dipped galvanised (HDG) coil: (Level 2.0)

  • Base price, fob Midwest mill, for spot purchases for forward delivery
  • Commercial quality hot-dipped galvanised coil within standard tolerances
  • In coils of at least 20,000lbs, with standard packaging
  • Extras for gauge and width excluded
  • Delivery charges and taxes excluded
  • Steelmaking raw materials surcharges (where applicable) included
  • Coating extras excluded

U.S. Plate: (Level 2.0)

  • Base price, fob Midwest mill, for spot purchases for forward delivery
  • ASTM A36 commercial quality plate, in thickness between 3/8 of an inch and 2 inches, width between 72 and 120 inches and length between approximately 240 and 720 inches
  • Extras for length and width excluded
  • Delivery charges and taxes excluded
  • Raw materials surcharges (where applicable) included

Europe

For further information on our weekly European price indices, download our Italian or German brochure

Italian Hot-rolled (HR) coil: (Level 1.5)

  • Base price, from parity point within Italy, for spot purchases for forward delivery
  • Commercial quality (prime) material, within standard tolerances
  • In coils of at least 15 tonnes, with standard packaging
  • Extras for gauge and width excluded
  • Delivery charges and taxes excluded
  • Raw materials surcharges (where applicable) are included

Italian Cold-rolled (CR) coil: (Level 1.5)

  • Base price, from parity point within Italy, for spot purchases for forward delivery
  • Commercial quality (prime, annealed and tempered) material, within standard tolerances
  • In coils of at least 15 tonnes, with standard packaging
  • Extras for gauge and width excluded
  • Delivery charges and taxes excluded
  • Raw materials surcharges (where applicable) are included

Italian Hot-dipped galvanised (HDG) coil: (Level 1.5)

  • Base price, within Italy from parity point
  • Commercial quality hot-dipped galvanised coil within standard tolerances
  • In coils of at least 15 tonnes each, with standard packaging
  • Extras for gauge and width are excluded
  • Delivery charges and taxes are excluded
  • Raw materials surcharges (where applicable) are included
  • Coating extras excluded

Italian Plate: (Level 1.5)

  • Delivered price for forward delivery
  • Commercial quality plate, with standard packaging
  • All extras for gauges width and length are excluded
  • Delivery charges from Mills to domestic customers are included but taxes are excluded
  • Raw material surcharges (where applicable) are included

German Hot-rolled (HR) coil: (Level 1.5)

  • Base price, from parity point within Germany, for spot purchases for forward delivery
  • Commercial quality (prime) material, within standard tolerances
  • In coils of at least 15 tonnes, with standard packaging
  • Extras for gauge and width excluded
  • Delivery charges and taxes excluded
  • Raw materials surcharges (where applicable) are included

German Cold-rolled (CR) coil: (Level 1.5)

  • Base price, from parity point within Germany, for spot purchases for forward delivery
  • Commercial quality (prime, annealed and tempered) material, within standard tolerances
  • In coils of at least 15 tonnes, with standard packaging
  • Extras for gauge and width excluded
  • Delivery charges and taxes excluded
  • Raw materials surcharges (where applicable) are included

German Hot-dipped galvanised (HDG) coil: (Level 1.5)

  • Base price, within Germany from parity point
  • Commercial quality hot-dipped galvanised coil within standard tolerances
  • In coils of at least 15 tonnes each, with standard packaging
  • Extras for gauge and width are excluded
  • Delivery charges and taxes are excluded
  • Raw materials surcharges (where applicable) are included
  • Coating extras excluded

German Plate: (Level 1.5)

  • Delivered price for forward delivery
  • Commercial quality plate, with standard packaging
  • All extras for gauge, width and length are excluded
  • Delivery charges to domestic market customers are included but taxes are excluded
  • Raw materials surcharges (where applicable) are included

German Reinforcing bar: (Level 1.5)

  • Delivered price for forward delivery
  • Commercial quality 12mm diameter reinforcing bar within standard tolerances
  • In standard lengths and with standard packaging
  • Taxes are excluded
  • Raw materials surcharges (where applicable) are included

German Wire rod: (Level 1.5)

  • Delivered price for forward delivery
  • Mesh quality wire rod with a carbon content below 0.23%
  • In standard lengths and with standard packaging
  • Taxes are excluded
  • Raw materials surcharges (where applicable) are included

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