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Chinese seamless pipe market slow

2012-12-25 09:00:34   【Print】
BEIJING (Asian Metal) 5 Nov 12 - The price of Chinese seamless pipe keeps stable on a national scale, while the market performance makes no improvement at this moment.Asian Metal Copyright In the meantime, the source discloses that the demand from downstream buyers continues to be soft in the local market.Asian Metal Copyright Insiders choose to hold a wait-and-see attitude towards the forthcoming market.

A sales official from a seamless pipe trader in Foshan, Guangdong Province, the distributing centre of South China informs that his quotations for 20# Φ108mm*4.5mm GB/T8163 and 20# Φ219mm*6mm GB/T8163 from steel mills in Shandong Province remain unchanged at RMB4,550/t and RMB4,850/t (VAT included) respectively.

In the meantime, the source discloses that the demand from downstream buyers continues to be soft in the local market. Holding a stock of 2,000t in hand, he claims that his sales volume remains about 50tpd, while it is over 150tpd in the peak season.Asian Metal Copyright With a regular stock of 3,000t in hand, he points out that his sales volume witnessed no increase in past few days, which is still around 120tpd.Asian Metal Copyright Being rather disappointed at the market performance, he shows little confidence in the coming market.

A sales representative from a medium-sized seamless pipe trader in Shanghai confirms that the price keeps stable temporarily, quoting RMB4,550/t and RMB4,900/t (VAT included) separately for 20# Φ219mm*6mm GB/T8163 from steel mills in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province and 20# Φ325mm*8mm GB/T8163 from Xinye Special Steel.

With a regular stock of 3,000t in hand, he points out that his sales volume witnessed no increase in past few days, which is still around 120tpd. In the meantime, he predicts that the price is likely to go up in the near future with the approach of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.Asian Metal Copyright Being rather disappointed at the market performance, he shows little confidence in the coming market.Asian Metal Copyright However, he believes that the markup will be limited due to the on-going weak demand from downstream industries.

A sales executive from an agent of Tianjin Seamless Pipe in Tianjin tells Asian Metal that he offers RMB4,740/t (VAT included) for 20# Φ219mm*6mm GB/T8163 from the mill, equaling to that of the previous transaction day.

Meanwhile, the source uncloses that although there are rumors about the mill’s moving up list prices of seamless pipe in the short run, he refuses to increase his quotations in advance in view of the current poor market performance. With a sales volume of 250tpd against the target level of 500tpd, he holds a wait-and-see attitude towards the forthcoming market and does not deem that the situation can turn better within a short period of time.
.Asian Metal Copyright Being rather disappointed at the market performance, he shows little confidence in the coming market.Asian Metal Copyright