MEPS - ASIA 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  
May-2017  152.0  142.5  128.3  123.1  134.4  154.1  141.9  156.1  149.0 
Jun-2017  153.2  143.9  126.6  118.0  127.5  150.5  143.8  158.7  149.3 
Jul-2017  152.0  143.6  126.6  117.7  125.6  149.5  144.8  159.1  150.4 
Aug-2017  162.5  149.9  137.0  127.7  128.7  156.0  154.5  168.6  161.9 
Sep-2017  172.5  158.6  142.7  128.5  129.6  168.8  159.6  179.2  169.9 
Oct-2017  171.9  158.3  141.2  127.7  130.1  169.7  157.6  177.9  170.4 
Nov-2017  170.7  158.6  141.0  125.9  131.3  170.3  155.9  179.2  169.0 
Dec-2017  176.4  162.7  145.5  128.7  134.1  178.6  162.2  191.7  174.2 
Jan-2018  179.8  166.2  147.5  130.6  135.5  175.5  162.2  190.4  177.5 
Feb-2018  183.1  168.7  151.0  134.9  138.4  180.4  164.4  190.8  182.2 
Mar-2018  187.0  173.6  152.7  138.2  141.7  185.0  164.9  191.1  182.5 
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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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