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Price History

Tables and Charts

USA China

Western Europe World Export

Hot-rolled Band

Cold-rolled Coil

Standard Plate

Rebar

Steel Scrap

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Global HRB Prices Proceed Upward
USA, Western Europe, China & World Export up 2.8% to 1.1%.

SteelBenchmarkerTM Report #259

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarkerTM United States HRB spot


price for January 23rd rose 2.8% to $690 per metric tonne for the fifth consecutive time. The
Western European HRB price rose 2.4% to $608 per tonne (on a Euro basis, it increased
0.9%) for the sixth consecutive time. The Chinese HRB price rose 2.2% to $463 per tonne for
the second consecutive time. The World export HRB price increased 1.1% to $528 per tonne
for the eighth consecutive time.

In its two hundred fifty-ninth report, the SteelBenchmarkerTM released 9 steel products and 3
USA scrap prices. Of these, here are four benchmark prices for hot-rolled band for January
23, 2017:

USA $690 per metric tonne ($626 per net ton), FOB the mill up $19 per tonne from $671
($609 nt) two weeks ago, up $278 from the recent low of $412 ($374 nt) on Dec. 14, 2015 and
up $261 from the low of $429 per tonne ($390 nt) on May 25, 2009. It is down $280 per
tonne from the recent high of $970 ($880/nt) on Mar. 28, 2011 and down $513 (42.6%) from
the record peak of $1,203 per tonne ($1,091 nt) on July 28, 2008.

China $463 per metric tonne, ex-works up $10 per tonne from $453 two weeks ago, up
$232 per tonne from the recent low of $231 on Dec. 14, 2015 and up $56 per tonne from the
low of $407 per tonne on Oct. 12, 2009. It is down $174 per tonne from the recent high of
$637 on Aug. 22, 2011 and down $270 (36.8%) from the record peak of $733 per tonne on
July 14, 2008.

Western Europe $608 (568e) per metric tonne, ex-works up $14 per tonne from $594
(563e) two weeks ago (up 5 on a Euro basis), up $262 (up 243) from the recent low of
$346 (325) on Nov. 23, 2015 and up $37 (up 187) from the low of $571 (381) per tonne on
Nov. 23, 2009. It is down $244 (37) per tonne from the recent high of $852 (605) on Mar.
28, 2011 and down $596 (49.5%) (188) (24.9%) from the record peak of $1,204 (756) per
tonne on July 14, 2008.

World Export Price $528 per metric tonne, FOB the port of export up $6 per tonne from
$522 two weeks ago, up $256 per tonne from the recent low of $272 on Feb. 8, 2016 and up
$32 from the low of $496 per tonne on Nov. 9, 2009. It is down $245 per tonne from the
recent high of $773 on Feb 14, 2011 and down $585 (52.6%) from the record peak of $1,113
per tonne on July 28, 2008.

1
STEELBENCHMARKER PRICES
January 23, 2017
dollars per metric tonne
(net ton) [gross ton] {Euros}

Region: USA, East of the Mississippi


Hot-rolled band: 690 (626)
Cold-rolled coil: 901 (817)
Standard plate: 747 (678)
#1 Heavy melting scrap: 276 [280]
Shredded scrap*: 295 [300]
#1 Busheling scrap: 315 [320]

Region: Mainland China***


Hot-rolled band: 463
Cold-rolled coil: 584
Rebar: 404
Standard plate: 435

Region: Western Europe


Hot-rolled band: 608 {568e}

Region: World Export Market


Hot-rolled band: 528

NOTES:
Released January 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. to Price Assessment Providers.
The first price release was for April 10, 2006.
If a product is not listed or a price is not indicated, fewer than ten (10) price inputs were received at this
time. ** Development stage -- fewer than 20 assessment providers.
Prices are: USA -- FOB mill; Western Europe and China -- Ex-works; and World Export Market -- FOB
port of export. For USA steel scrap -- delivered to the steel plant. * For shredded scrap the region is
for all but the West Coast (CA, OR & WA).
***
SteelHomes non-steelbenchmarker derived average price for each product is the determinant of the
Chinese ex-works benchmark price. It is published for comparative purposes.
For product specifications go to www.steelbenchmarker.com/specifications.

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Apr-06

World Export
Jul-06
Oct-06

FOB port of export


Jan-07

ex-works
Apr-07
Jul-07

Western Europe
Oct-07
Jan-08
Apr-08
Jul-08
Oct-08

3
Jan-09
Apr-09
Jul-09
Oct-09
Jan-10
January 23, 2017

Apr-10
Jul-10
Oct-10
Jan-11
Apr-11
Jul-11
Oct-11

China
Jan-12

ex-works
Apr-12
SteelBenchmarkerTM HRB Price

Jul-12
Oct-12
USA, China, Western Europe and World Export

Jan-13
Apr-13
USA

Jul-13
FOB mill

Oct-13
Jan-14
Apr-14
Jul-14
Oct-14
(WSD's PriceTrack data, Jan. 2001 - March 2006; SteelBenchmarker data begins April 2006)

Jan-15
Apr-15
Jul-15
Oct-15
Jan-16
Apr-16
Jul-16
Oct-16
Jan-17
Apr-17
463
528
608
690
Dollars per metric tonne

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1200
1300
Jan-01
Apr-01
Jul-01
Oct-01
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Apr-02
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Jan-03
Apr-03
Jul-03
Oct-03
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Apr-04
Jul-04
Oct-04
Jan-05
Apr-05
Jul-05
Oct-05
Jan-06
Apr-06
Jul-06
Oct-06
Jan-07

ex-works
Apr-07
Jul-07
Western Europe
Oct-07
Jan-08
Apr-08
Jul-08
Oct-08

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Jan-09
Apr-09
Jul-09
Oct-09
January 23, 2017

Jan-10
USA

Apr-10
FOB mill

Jul-10
Oct-10
Jan-11
Apr-11
Jul-11
Oct-11

World Export
Jan-12 China

FOB port of export


SteelBenchmarkerTM CRC Price

ex-works
Apr-12
Jul-12
USA, China, Western Europe and World Export

Oct-12
Jan-13
Apr-13
Jul-13
Oct-13
Jan-14
Apr-14
Jul-14
(WSD's PriceTrack data, Jan. 2001 - March 2006; SteelBenchmarker data begins April 2006)

Oct-14
Jan-15
Apr-15
Jul-15
Oct-15
Jan-16
Apr-16
Jul-16
Oct-16
Jan-17
Apr-17
584
901
Dollars per metric tonne

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1200
1400
1600

200
400
600
800
Jan-01
Apr-01
Jul-01
Oct-01
Jan-02
Apr-02
Jul-02
Oct-02

ex-works
Jan-03
Apr-03

Western Europe
Jul-03
Oct-03
Jan-04
Apr-04
Jul-04
Oct-04
Jan-05
Apr-05
Jul-05
Oct-05
Jan-06
Apr-06
Jul-06
Oct-06
Jan-07

World Export
Apr-07

FOB port of export


Jul-07
Oct-07
Jan-08
Apr-08
Jul-08

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Oct-08
Jan-09
Apr-09
Jul-09
January 23, 2017

Oct-09
Jan-10
Apr-10
USA

Jul-10
Oct-10
FOB mill

Jan-11
Apr-11
Jul-11
Oct-11

China
Jan-12
SteelBenchmarkerTM Plate Price

Apr-12

ex-works
USA, China, Western Europe and World Export

Jul-12
Oct-12
Jan-13
Apr-13
Jul-13
Oct-13
Jan-14
Apr-14
Jul-14
(WSD's PriceTrack data, Jan. 2001 - March 2006; SteelBenchmarker data begins April 2006)

Oct-14
Jan-15
Apr-15
Jul-15
Oct-15
Jan-16
Apr-16
Jul-16
Oct-16
Jan-17
Apr-17
435
747
Dollars per metric tonne

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500
600
700
800
900
1000
1100
1200
Jan-01
Apr-01
Jul-01
Oct-01
Jan-02
Apr-02
Jul-02
Oct-02

ex-works
Jan-03
Apr-03

Western Europe
Jul-03
Oct-03
Jan-04
Apr-04
Jul-04
Oct-04
Jan-05
Apr-05

World Export
Jul-05
Oct-05

FOB port of export


Jan-06
Apr-06
Jul-06
Oct-06
Jan-07
USA

Apr-07
FOB mill

Jul-07
Oct-07
Jan-08
Apr-08
Jul-08

6
Oct-08
Jan-09
Apr-09
Jul-09
Oct-09
Jan-10
January 23, 2017

Apr-10
Jul-10
Oct-10
Jan-11
Apr-11
Jul-11
Oct-11

China
Jan-12

ex-works
SteelBenchmarkerTM Rebar Price

Apr-12
Jul-12
USA, China, Western Europe and World Export

Oct-12
Jan-13
Apr-13
Jul-13
Oct-13
Jan-14
Apr-14
Jul-14
(WSD's PriceTrack data, Jan. 2001 - March 2006; SteelBenchmarker data begins April 2006)

Oct-14
Jan-15
Apr-15
Jul-15
Oct-15
Jan-16
Apr-16
Jul-16
Oct-16
Jan-17
Apr-17
404
Dollars per gross ton

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900
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Jan-03
Apr-03
Jul-03
Oct-03
Jan-04
Apr-04
Jul-04
Oct-04
Jan-05
Apr-05
Jul-05
Oct-05
Jan-06
Apr-06
Jul-06
Oct-06
Jan-07
Apr-07
#1 Busheling

Jul-07 Shredded Scrap


Oct-07
Jan-08
Apr-08
Jul-08

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Oct-08
Jan-09
Apr-09
Jul-09
Oct-09
January 23, 2017

Jan-10
Apr-10
Jul-10
USA, delivered to steel plant

Oct-10
Jan-11
Apr-11
Jul-11
Oct-11
SteelBenchmarkerTM Scrap Price

Jan-12
Apr-12
Jul-12
Oct-12
Jan-13
Apr-13
Jul-13
#1 Heavy Melting

Oct-13
Jan-14
(AMM scrap price data, Jan. 2001 - Jan. 2007; SteelBenchmarker data begins Feb. 2007)

Apr-14
Jul-14
Oct-14
Jan-15
Apr-15
Jul-15
Oct-15
Jan-16
Apr-16
Jul-16
Oct-16
Jan-17
Apr-17
280
300
320
USA
FOB mill*
Dollars per Net Ton

---------HRB-------- ---------CRC--------- ---------Plate--------- --------Rebar---------

Dlr Pct Dlr Pct Dlr Pct Dlr Pct


Price Chng Chng Price Chng Chng Price Chng Chng Price Chng Chng
12-Oct-15 434 -11 -2.5% 546 -13 -2.3% 507 -4 -0.7% na - -
26-Oct-15 420 -14 -3.3% 537 -9 -1.7% 478 -29 -5.7% na - -
9-Nov-15 406 -13 -3.1% 521 -16 -3.0% 475 -3 -0.6% na - -
23-Nov-15 378 -28 -6.9% 502 -19 -3.7% 449 -26 -5.5% na - -
14-Dec-15 374 -5 -1.2% 507 5 1.1% 442 -7 -1.6% na - -
28-Dec-15 382 9 2.3% 516 9 1.8% 465 24 5.3% na - -
11-Jan-16 386 3 0.8% 537 21 4.0% 465 0 0.0% na - -
25-Jan-16 400 15 3.8% 546 9 1.6% 483 18 3.8% na - -
8-Feb-16 402 2 0.5% 542 -4 -0.7% 484 1 0.2% na - -
22-Feb-16 400 -2 -0.5% 546 5 0.8% 453 -32 -6.6% na - -
14-Mar-16 414 14 3.6% 574 27 5.0% 482 29 6.5% na - -
28-Mar-16 423 8 2.0% 595 22 3.7% 518 35 7.4% 466 - -
11-Apr-16 457 34 8.2% 628 33 5.5% 563 45 8.8% na - -
25-Apr-16 507 50 10.9% 681 54 8.5% 613 50 8.8% na - -
9-May-16 567 60 11.9% 735 54 7.9% 623 11 1.7% na - -
23-May-16 620 53 9.4% 793 57 7.8% 648 25 3.9% na - -
13-Jun-16 632 12 1.9% 799 6 0.7% 663 15 2.4% na - -
27-Jun-16 627 -5 -0.8% 813 15 1.8% 654 -9 -1.4% na - -
11-Jul-16 628 1 0.2% 824 11 1.3% 640 -14 -2.2% na - -
25-Jul-16 624 -5 -0.8% 815 -9 -1.1% 642 2 0.4% na - -
8-Aug-16 616 -8 -1.2% 816 0 0.0% 634 -8 -1.2% na - -
22-Aug-16 598 -18 -2.9% 794 -22 -2.7% 583 -51 -8.1% na - -
12-Sep-16 577 -21 -3.6% 775 -18 -2.3% 586 3 0.5% na - -
26-Sep-16 530 -47 -8.2% na - - na - - na - -
10-Oct-16 516 -14 -2.6% 705 - - 575 - - na - -
24-Oct-16 496 -21 -4.0% 686 -19 -2.6% 556 -20 -3.4% na - -
14-Nov-16 492 -4 -0.8% 696 9 1.4% 567 11 2.1% na - -
28-Nov-16 533 42 8.5% 728 32 4.6% 569 2 0.4% na - -
12-Dec-16 570 37 6.9% 772 44 6.1% 604 35 6.1% na - -
26-Dec-16 608 38 6.6% 788 16 2.0% 611 7 1.2% na - -
9-Jan-17 609 1 0.1% 788 0 0.0% 639 27 4.5% na - -
23-Jan-17 626 18 2.9% 817 29 3.7% 678 39 6.2% na - -
13-Feb-17
27-Feb-17

Notes: * Ex-works (the same as FOB mill)

Prices released on Wednesdays following the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 9:00 AM to Price
Assessment Providers. If a price is not indicated, fewer than ten (10) price inputs were received at that time.
The first price release was for April 10, 2006 for data go to steelbenchmarker.com/files/history2.pdf.

For product specifications refer to last page, or go to steelbenchmarker.com/specifications.

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USA
FOB mill*
Dollars per Metric Tonne

---------HRB-------- ---------CRC--------- ---------Plate--------- --------Rebar---------

Dlr Pct Dlr Pct Dlr Pct Dlr Pct


Price Chng Chng Price Chng Chng Price Chng Chng Price Chng Chng
12-Oct-15 478 -12 -2.5% 602 -14 -2.3% 559 -4 -0.7% na - -
26-Oct-15 462 -16 -3.3% 592 -10 -1.7% 527 -32 -5.7% na - -
9-Nov-15 448 -14 -3.1% 574 -18 -3.0% 524 -3 -0.6% na - -
23-Nov-15 417 -31 -6.9% 553 -21 -3.7% 495 -29 -5.5% na - -
14-Dec-15 412 -5 -1.2% 559 6 1.1% 487 -8 -1.6% na - -
28-Dec-15 422 10 2.3% 569 10 1.8% 513 26 5.3% na - -
11-Jan-16 425 3 0.8% 592 23 4.0% 513 0 0.0% na - -
25-Jan-16 441 16 3.8% 601 9 1.6% 533 20 3.8% na - -
8-Feb-16 443 2 0.5% 597 -4 -0.7% 534 1 0.2% na - -
22-Feb-16 441 -2 -0.5% 602 5 0.8% 499 -35 -6.6% na - -
14-Mar-16 457 16 3.6% 632 30 5.0% 531 32 6.5% na - -
28-Mar-16 466 9 2.0% 656 24 3.7% 570 39 7.4% 514 - -
11-Apr-16 504 38 8.2% 692 36 5.5% 621 50 8.8% na - -
25-Apr-16 559 55 10.9% 751 59 8.5% 675 55 8.8% na - -
9-May-16 625 66 11.9% 811 60 7.9% 687 12 1.7% na - -
23-May-16 684 59 9.4% 874 63 7.8% 714 27 3.9% na - -
13-Jun-16 697 13 1.9% 880 6 0.7% 731 17 2.4% na - -
27-Jun-16 691 -6 -0.8% 897 16 1.8% 721 -10 -1.4% na - -
11-Jul-16 693 2 0.2% 909 12 1.3% 705 -16 -2.2% na - -
25-Jul-16 687 -5 -0.8% 899 -10 -1.1% 708 3 0.4% na - -
8-Aug-16 679 -8 -1.2% 899 0 0.0% 699 -9 -1.2% na - -
22-Aug-16 660 -19 -2.9% 875 -24 -2.7% 642 -57 -8.1% na - -
12-Sep-16 636 -24 -3.6% 855 -20 -2.3% 645 3 0.5% na - -
26-Sep-16 584 -52 -8.2% na - - na - - na - -
10-Oct-16 569 -15 -2.6% 777 - - 634 - - na - -
24-Oct-16 546 -23 -4.0% 757 -20 -2.6% 612 -22 -3.4% na - -
14-Nov-16 542 -4 -0.8% 767 10 1.4% 625 13 2.1% na - -
28-Nov-16 588 46 8.5% 802 35 4.6% 628 3 0.4% na - -
12-Dec-16 629 41 6.9% 851 49 6.1% 666 38 6.1% na - -
26-Dec-16 670 41 6.6% 868 17 2.0% 674 8 1.2% na - -
9-Jan-17 671 1 0.1% 869 0 0.0% 704 30 4.5% na - -
23-Jan-17 690 19 2.9% 901 32 3.7% 747 43 6.2% na - -
13-Feb-17
27-Feb-17

Notes: * Ex-works (the same as FOB mill)

Prices released on Wednesdays following the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 9:00 AM to Price
Assessment Providers. If a price is not indicated, fewer than ten (10) price inputs were received at that time.
The first price release was for April 10, 2006 for data go to steelbenchmarker.com/files/history2.pdf.

For product specifications refer to last page, or go to steelbenchmarker.com/specifications.

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USA
delivered to steel plant
Dollars per Gross Ton

--------------------------------Steel Scrap**--------------------------------
#1 Heavy Melting Shredded Scrap #1 Busheling
Dlr Pct Dlr Pct Dlr Pct
Price Chng Chng Price Chng Chng Price Chng Chng
12-Oct-15 151 -33 -17.9% 172 -34 -16.5% 184 -34 -15.5%
26-Oct-15 148 -3 -2.0% 172 0 0.0% 185 1 0.3%
9-Nov-15 140 -8 -5.4% 171 -1 -0.6% 165 -20 -10.6%
23-Nov-15 143 3 2.1% 167 -4 -2.3% 168 3 1.8%
14-Dec-15 146 3 2.1% 176 9 5.6% 167 -1 -0.4%
28-Dec-15 148 2 1.4% 175 -1 -0.8% 168 1 0.4%
11-Jan-16 154 6 4.1% 183 8 4.6% 180 12 7.4%
25-Jan-16 164 10 6.6% 187 4 2.2% 181 1 0.3%
8-Feb-16 162 -2 -1.3% 184 -3 -1.6% 184 3 1.7%
22-Feb-16 164 2 1.4% 187 3 1.6% 181 -3 -1.4%
14-Mar-16 175 11 6.5% 199 12 6.4% 190 9 4.7%
28-Mar-16 176 1 0.6% 198 -1 -0.5% 195 5 2.4%
11-Apr-16 220 44 24.9% 248 50 25.3% 243 48 24.9%
25-Apr-16 220 0 -0.1% 244 -4 -1.6% 241 -2 -0.6%
9-May-16 241 22 9.8% 270 26 10.6% 276 35 14.4%
23-May-16 243 2 0.6% 270 0 0.1% 279 3 1.0%
13-Jun-16 223 -20 -8.2% 249 -21 -7.7% 273 -6 -2.3%
27-Jun-16 216 -7 -3.1% 246 -3 -1.4% 276 3 1.1%
11-Jul-16 226 10 4.8% 236 -10 -4.1% 285 10 3.5%
25-Jul-16 212 -15 -6.5% 241 5 2.1% 280 -5 -1.9%
8-Aug-16 216 4 2.0% 241 0 0.0% 266 -14 -5.1%
22-Aug-16 216 0 0.0% 236 -5 -2.1% 256 -10 -3.6%
12-Sep-16 202 -14 -6.5% 217 -19 -8.1% 226 -30 -11.6%
26-Sep-16 197 -5 -2.5% 216 -1 -0.5% 231 5 2.3%
10-Oct-16 177 -20 -10.2% 197 -19 -8.8% 202 -29 -12.7%
24-Oct-16 177 0 0.0% 197 0 0.0% 202 0 0.0%
14-Nov-16 202 25 14.1% 236 39 19.8% 241 39 19.3%
28-Nov-16 216 14 6.9% 256 20 8.5% 261 20 8.3%
12-Dec-16 246 30 13.9% 276 20 7.7% 280 19 7.3%
26-Dec-16 246 0 0.0% 276 0 0.0% 285 5 1.9%
9-Jan-17 285 39 15.9% 315 39 14.3% 325 40 14.0%
23-Jan-17 280 -5 -1.8% 300 -15 -4.8% 320 -5 -1.5%
13-Feb-17
27-Feb-17

Notes: ** Steel scrap delivered to steel plant


#1 heavy melting demolition scrap that is at least thick. This grade does not include
the heavy p & s (plate and structural ) category that includes the very thick scrap items.
Shredded largely old cars and some appliances for all but the West Coast (CA, OR & WA).
#1 busheling new sheet steel scrap.

Prices released on Wednesdays following the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 9:00 AM to Price
Assessment Providers. If a price is not indicated, fewer than ten (10) price inputs were received at that time.
The first price release was for Feb.12, 2007 for data go to steelbenchmarker.com/files/history2.pdf.
For product specifications refer to last page, or go to steelbenchmarker.com/specifications.

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China
Ex-works
Dollars per Metric Tonne

---------HRB-------- ---------CRC--------- ---------Plate--------- --------Rebar---------

Dlr Pct Dlr Pct Dlr Pct Dlr Pct


Price Chng Chng Price Chng Chng Price Chng Chng Price Chng Chng
12-Oct-15 259 -2 -0.8% 339 -3 -0.9% 261 -2 -0.8% 263 2 0.8%
26-Oct-15 253 -6 -2.3% 331 -8 -2.4% 260 -1 -0.4% 261 -2 -0.8%
9-Nov-15 244 -9 -3.6% 321 -10 -3.0% 256 -4 -1.5% 263 2 0.8%
23-Nov-15 238 -6 -2.5% 311 -10 -3.1% 246 -10 -3.9% 251 -12 -4.6%
14-Dec-15 231 -7 -2.9% 304 -7 -2.3% 234 -12 -4.9% 232 -19 -7.6%
28-Dec-15 244 13 5.6% 325 21 6.9% 241 7 3.0% 238 6 2.6%
11-Jan-16 251 7 2.9% 336 11 3.4% 246 5 2.1% 243 5 2.1%
25-Jan-16 248 -3 -1.2% 341 5 1.5% 244 -2 -0.8% 241 -2 -0.8%
8-Feb-16 250 2 0.8% 342 1 0.3% 245 1 0.4% 241 0 0.0%
22-Feb-16 262 12 4.8% 347 5 1.5% 262 17 6.9% 253 12 5.0%
14-Mar-16 310 48 18.3% 407 60 17.3% 323 61 23.3% 292 39 15.4%
28-Mar-16 320 10 3.2% 413 6 1.5% 325 2 0.6% 298 6 2.1%
11-Apr-16 352 32 10.0% 429 16 3.9% 345 20 6.2% 331 33 11.1%
25-Apr-16 414 62 17.6% 490 61 14.2% 398 53 15.4% 390 59 17.8%
9-May-16 361 -53 -12.8% 465 -25 -5.1% 359 -39 -9.8% 339 -51 -13.1%
23-May-16 333 -28 -7.8% 426 -39 -8.4% 327 -32 -8.9% 292 -47 -13.9%
13-Jun-16 327 -6 -1.8% 384 -42 -9.9% 311 -16 -4.9% 282 -10 -3.4%
27-Jun-16 313 -14 -4.3% 377 -7 -1.8% 301 -10 -3.2% 278 -4 -1.4%
11-Jul-16 320 7 2.2% 378 1 0.3% 311 10 3.3% 293 15 5.4%
25-Jul-16 323 3 0.9% 389 11 2.9% 316 5 1.6% 295 2 0.7%
8-Aug-16 337 14 4.3% 403 14 3.6% 330 14 4.4% 309 14 4.7%
22-Aug-16 351 14 4.2% 429 26 6.5% 338 8 2.4% 316 7 2.3%
12-Sep-16 350 -1 -0.3% 442 13 3.0% 337 -1 -0.3% 312 -4 -1.3%
26-Sep-16 348 -2 -0.6% 443 1 0.2% 331 -6 -1.8% 307 -5 -1.6%
10-Oct-16 352 4 1.1% 452 9 2.0% 335 4 1.2% 311 4 1.3%
24-Oct-16 361 9 2.6% 464 12 2.7% 345 10 3.0% 323 12 3.9%
14-Nov-16 415 54 15.0% 529 65 14.0% 397 52 15.1% 376 53 16.4%
28-Nov-16 434 19 4.6% 546 17 3.2% 413 16 4.0% 383 7 1.9%
12-Dec-16 453 19 4.4% 561 15 2.7% 427 14 3.4% 401 18 4.7%
26-Dec-16 459 6 1.3% 580 19 3.4% 439 12 2.8% 401 0 0.0%
9-Jan-17 453 -6 -1.3% 577 -3 -0.5% 428 -11 -2.5% 387 -14 -3.5%
23-Jan-17 463 10 2.2% 584 7 1.2% 435 7 1.6% 404 17 4.4%
13-Feb-17
27-Feb-17

Notes: SteelHome's non-steelbenchmarker derived average price for each product is the determinant of
the Chinese ex-works benchmark price. It is published for comparative purposes.

Prices released on Wednesdays following the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 9:00 AM to Price
Assessment Providers. If a price is not indicated, fewer than ten (10) price inputs were received at that time.
The first price release was for April 10, 2006 for data go to steelbenchmarker.com/files/history2.pdf.

For product specifications refer to last page, or go to steelbenchmarker.com/specifications.

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Western Europe
Ex-works
Dollars per Metric Tonne

---------HRB-------- ---------CRC--------- ---------Plate--------- --------Rebar---------

Dlr Pct Dlr Pct Dlr Pct Dlr Pct


Price Chng Chng Price Chng Chng Price Chng Chng Price Chng Chng
12-Oct-15 397 -6 -1.5% na - - na - - na - -
26-Oct-15 376 -21 -5.3% na - - na - - na - -
9-Nov-15 367 -9 -2.5% na - - na - - na - -
23-Nov-15 346 -21 -5.6% na - - na - - na - -
14-Dec-15 353 7 2.1% na - - na - - na - -
28-Dec-15 352 -1 -0.3% na - - na - - na - -
11-Jan-16 352 0 0.0% na - - na - - na - -
25-Jan-16 352 0 0.0% na - - na - - na - -
8-Feb-16 360 8 2.3% na - - na - - na - -
22-Feb-16 362 2 0.6% na - - na - - na - -
14-Mar-16 369 7 1.9% na - - na - - na - -
28-Mar-16 390 21 5.7% na - - na - - na - -
11-Apr-16 420 30 7.7% na - - na - - na - -
25-Apr-16 441 21 5.0% na - - na - - na - -
9-May-16 475 34 7.7% na - - na - - na - -
23-May-16 487 12 2.5% na - - na - - na - -
13-Jun-16 492 5 1.0% na - - na - - na - -
27-Jun-16 469 -23 -4.7% na - - na - - na - -
11-Jul-16 459 -10 -2.1% na - - na - - na - -
25-Jul-16 456 -3 -0.7% na - - na - - na - -
8-Aug-16 458 2 0.4% na - - na - - na - -
22-Aug-16 480 22 4.8% na - - na - - na - -
12-Sep-16 500 20 4.2% na - - na - - na - -
26-Sep-16 500 0 0.0% na - - na - - na - -
10-Oct-16 498 -2 -0.4% na - - na - - na - -
24-Oct-16 496 -2 -0.4% na - - na - - na - -
14-Nov-16 518 22 4.4% na - - na - - na - -
28-Nov-16 543 25 4.8% na - - na - - na - -
12-Dec-16 584 41 7.6% na - - na - - na - -
26-Dec-16 588 4 0.7% na - - na - - na - -
9-Jan-17 594 6 1.0% na - - na - - na - -
23-Jan-17 608 14 2.4% na - - na - - na - -
13-Feb-17
27-Feb-17

Notes:
Prices released on Wednesdays following the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 9:00 AM to Price
Assessment Providers. If a price is not indicated, fewer than ten (10) price inputs were received at that time.
The first price release was for May 8, 2006 for data go to steelbenchmarker.com/files/history2.pdf.

For product specifications refer to last page, or go to steelbenchmarker.com/specifications.

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Western Europe
Ex-works
Euros per Metric Tonne

---------HRB-------- ---------CRC--------- ---------Plate--------- --------Rebar---------

Euro Euro Pct Euro Pct Euro Pct Euro Pct


($/Euro) Price Chng Chng Price Chng Chng Price Chng Chng Price Chng Chng
12-Oct-15 1.136 350 e -10 -2.9% na - - na - - na - -
26-Oct-15 1.106 340 e -10 -2.7% na - - na - - na - -
9-Nov-15 1.078 340 e 0 0.0% na - - na - - na - -
23-Nov-15 1.064 325 e -15 -4.4% na - - na - - na - -
14-Dec-15 1.098 322 e -4 -1.2% na - - na - - na - -
28-Dec-15 1.097 321 e -1 -0.2% na - - na - - na - -
11-Jan-16 1.089 323 e 2 0.7% na - - na - - na - -
25-Jan-16 1.085 324 e 1 0.4% na - - na - - na - -
8-Feb-16 1.117 322 e -2 -0.7% na - - na - - na - -
22-Feb-16 1.107 327 e 5 1.5% na - - na - - na - -
14-Mar-16 1.111 332 e 5 1.6% na - - na - - na - -
28-Mar-16 1.120 348 e 16 4.8% na - - na - - na - -
11-Apr-16 1.141 368 e 20 5.7% na - - na - - na - -
25-Apr-16 1.125 392 e 24 6.5% na - - na - - na - -
9-May-16 1.139 417 e 25 6.4% na - - na - - na - -
23-May-16 1.122 434 e 17 4.1% na - - na - - na - -
13-Jun-16 1.121 439 e 5 1.1% na - - na - - na - -
27-Jun-16 1.106 424 e -15 -3.4% na - - na - - na - -
11-Jul-16 1.106 415 e -9 -2.1% na - - na - - na - -
25-Jul-16 1.099 415 e 0 0.0% na - - na - - na - -
8-Aug-16 1.109 413 e -2 -0.5% na - - na - - na - -
22-Aug-16 1.132 424 e 11 2.7% na - - na - - na - -
12-Sep-16 1.123 445 e 21 5.0% na - - na - - na - -
26-Sep-16 1.124 445 e 0 -0.1% na - - na - - na - -
10-Oct-16 1.107 450 e 5 1.1% na - - na - - na - -
24-Oct-16 1.088 456 e 6 1.3% na - - na - - na - -
14-Nov-16 1.077 481 e 25 5.5% na - - na - - na - -
28-Nov-16 1.061 512 e 31 6.4% na - - na - - na - -
12-Dec-16 1.060 551 e 39 7.7% na - - na - - na - -
26-Dec-16 1.045 563 e 12 2.1% na - - na - - na - -
9-Jan-17 1.055 563 e 0 0.1% na - - na - - na - -
23-Jan-17 1.070 568 e 5 0.9% na - - na - - na - -
13-Feb-17
27-Feb-17

Notes:
Prices released on Wednesdays following the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 9:00 AM to Price
Assessment Providers. If a price is not indicated, fewer than ten (10) price inputs were received at that time.
The first price release was for May 8, 2006 for data go to steelbenchmarker.com/files/history2.pdf.

For product specifications refer to last page, or go to steelbenchmarker.com/specifications.

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World Export Price
FOB the Port of Export
Dollars per Metric Tonne

---------HRB-------- ---------CRC--------- ---------Plate--------- --------Rebar---------

Dlr Pct Dlr Pct Dlr Pct Dlr Pct


Price Chng Chng Price Chng Chng Price Chng Chng Price Chng Chng
12-Oct-15 310 -14 -4.3% na - - na - - na - -
26-Oct-15 294 -16 -5.2% 378 - - na - - na - -
9-Nov-15 286 -8 -2.7% 371 -7 -1.9% na - - na - -
23-Nov-15 276 -10 -3.5% na - - na - - na - -
14-Dec-15 285 9 3.3% na - - na - - na - -
28-Dec-15 283 -2 -0.7% na - - na - - na - -
11-Jan-16 283 0 0.0% na - - na - - na - -
25-Jan-16 281 -2 -0.7% na - - na - - na - -
8-Feb-16 272 -9 -3.2% na - - na - - na - -
22-Feb-16 283 11 4.0% 368 - - na - - na - -
14-Mar-16 299 16 5.7% 410 42 11.4% na - - na - -
28-Mar-16 321 22 7.4% 445 35 8.5% na - - na - -
11-Apr-16 370 49 15.3% 458 13 2.9% na - - na - -
25-Apr-16 434 64 17.3% 513 55 12.0% na - - na - -
9-May-16 452 18 4.1% 506 -7 -1.4% na - - na - -
23-May-16 427 -25 -5.6% 497 -9 -1.8% na - - na - -
13-Jun-16 414 -13 -3.0% 493 -4 -0.8% na - - na - -
27-Jun-16 362 -52 -12.6% na - - na - - na - -
11-Jul-16 365 3 0.8% 432 - - na - - na - -
25-Jul-16 364 -1 -0.3% 437 5 1.2% na - - na - -
8-Aug-16 367 3 0.8% 441 4 0.9% na - - na - -
22-Aug-16 376 9 2.5% na - - na - - na - -
12-Sep-16 381 5 1.3% 466 - - na - - na - -
26-Sep-16 381 0 0.0% na - - na - - na - -
10-Oct-16 399 18 4.7% na - - na - - na - -
24-Oct-16 417 18 4.5% na - - na - - na - -
14-Nov-16 448 31 7.4% na - - na - - na - -
28-Nov-16 477 29 6.5% na - - na - - na - -
12-Dec-16 490 13 2.7% 627 - - na - - na - -
26-Dec-16 515 25 5.1% 621 -6 -1.0% na - - na - -
9-Jan-17 522 7 1.4% 636 15 2.4% na - - na - -
23-Jan-17 528 6 1.1% na - - na - - na - -
13-Feb-17
27-Feb-17

Notes:
Prices released on Wednesdays following the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 9:00 AM to Price
Assessment Providers. If a price is not indicated, fewer than ten (10) price inputs were received at that time.
The first price release was for April 10, 2006 for data go to steelbenchmarker.com/files/history2.pdf.

For product specifications refer to last page, or go to steelbenchmarker.com/specifications.

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Spot Market New Booking Prices for Near-Term Delivery
Commodity-grade product to mid-sized buyers
(Dollars per Metric Tonne, 500 to 2,000 tonnes transaction size)

USA Market Western Europe Market


East of the Mississippi Germany/France
FOB mill Ex-works

Hot-rolled band * Hot-rolled band *


(0.2" thick x 48-60" wide) (5mm thick x 1200-1500mm wide)
Cold-rolled coil * Cold-rolled coil *
(0.03" x 48-60" wide) (0.7mm x 1200-1500mm wide)
Rebar #5 * Rebar #5 *
(5/8" in diameter) (16mm in diameter)
Standard plate * Standard plate *
(1" x 96" x 240") (24mm x 2400mm x 6000mm)
Steel scrap **
#1 Heavy melting
Shredded - all but West Coast
#1 Busheling

Chinese Market World Export Market


Home Market Atlantic and Pacific Basin
Ex-works FOB port of export

Hot-rolled band * Hot-rolled band ***


(5mm thick x 1200-1500mm wide) (5mm thick x 1200-1500mm wide)
Cold-rolled coil * Cold-rolled coil ***
(0.7mm x 1200-1500mm wide) (0.7mm x 1200-1500mm wide)
Rebar #5 * Rebar #5 ***
(16mm in diameter) (16mm in diameter)
Standard plate * Standard plate ***
(24mm x 2400mm x 6000mm) (24mm x 2400mm x 6000mm)

Note: Near-term delivery is normally two to six weeks.


Hot-rolled band is the first product off the hot strip mill with: (1) a thickness of about 0.20 inch
(but no less than 0.10 inch or more than 0.50 inch); (2) a coil size of 10 to 20 tons;
(3) a width of 48 to 60 inches; and (4) a carbon component of 0.08% to 0.13%.
SteelHome's average price for each product is the determinant of the Chinese ex-works benchmark price.
It is published for comparative purposes.
* Ex-works (the same as FOB mill).
** Steel scrap delivered to steel plant on a near-term basis, normally from two days to a month.
#1 heavy melting demolition scrap that is at least thick and surface dimension no larger than
60 by 24 inches. This grade does not includethe heavy p & s (plate and structural ) category that
includes the very thick scrap items.
Shredded largely old cars and some appliances for all but the West Coast (California, Oregon and Washington).
Shredded scrap is homogeneous iron and steel scrap magnetically separated, no. 1, no. 2 steel, miscellaneous
bailing and sheet scrap with an average weight from 50 to 70 pounds per square foot.
#1 busheling new sheet steel scrap.
*** FOB port of export

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