MEPS - WORLD CARBON STEEL PURCHASING PRICE INDEX (SPPI)

All figures are based on prices in US Dollars per tonne

Month  Hot Rolled Coil  Hot Rolled Plate  Cold Rolled Coil  Hot Dipped Galvanised Coil  Electro-zinc Coil  Wire Rod (Mesh)  Structural Sections and Beams  Rebar  Merchant Bar  
Aug-2016  152.3  142.5  140.0  131.7  135.1  161.6  149.7  159.3  173.1 
Sep-2016  147.2  137.2  137.5  128.4  132.4  155.2  144.8  154.4  166.3 
Oct-2016  144.9  135.6  135.4  126.7  131.5  147.4  140.6  149.5  163.3 
Nov-2016  147.7  136.4  136.4  126.0  130.0  149.7  139.6  150.5  161.2 
Dec-2016  164.5  144.3  149.5  135.5  139.5  153.5  143.8  156.7  165.1 
Jan-2017  172.7  150.4  154.7  141.6  143.9  155.5  147.6  158.4  168.7 
Feb-2017  177.3  161.3  158.3  147.8  148.3  160.6  151.5  163.3  175.5 
Mar-2017  178.7  163.9  157.9  148.1  148.3  169.4  155.2  166.2  177.3 
Apr-2017  177.6  166.2  157.1  149.5  148.5  171.6  155.2  164.6  180.0 
May-2017  171.6  166.4  153.3  147.4  146.8  171.9  153.1  163.0  177.0 
Jun-2017  167.9  164.1  149.7  142.2  142.5  170.0  154.3  163.3  177.3 
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To calculate an index number, divide the selected month’s price by the starting (base) value. Then multiply by 100. For example: Index number = ($720 / $500) x 100 = 144. To calculate the month-on-month percentage change, divide this month’s value by last month’s value. Then subtract 1 and multiply by 100. For example: Percentage change = (120 / 110) -1) x 100 = +9%.

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Our predictions are based on a wide experience of steel consumption patterns. The econometric models we have constructed take into account raw material costs, macro-economic factors, past price trends and the dynamics of the market. However, steel prices can be influenced by a number of other factors. These include currency exchange rates,  trade regulations including import safeguard measures, anti-dumping actions and other government interference in normal trade patterns. More than one third of all steel produced is sold outside the country of manufacture. Accordingly, changes in market conditions in one country can impact on pricing in other parts of the world. Consequently, these forecasts should be used only as a guide to future tendencies. MEPS (INTERNATIONAL) LTD cannot be made liable for any loss resulting from the use of this data however it may arise.
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