MEPS - FLAT AND LONG STEEL PRODUCTS COMPOSITE PURCHASING PRICE INDEX (SPPI)

All figures are based on prices in US Dollars per tonne

Month  Flat products World  Flat products EU  Flat products N. America  Flat products Asia  Long products World  Long products EU  Long products N. America  Long products Asia  
Jul-2017  153.7  154.8  168.8  135.2  170.5  166.7  189.7  153.3 
Aug-2017  159.4  161.1  170.8  144.1  176.5  173.7  192.0  162.4 
Sep-2017  165.0  170.7  172.5  150.4  188.6  199.7  193.4  172.4 
Oct-2017  161.9  170.0  165.3  149.6  185.5  202.9  182.3  172.1 
Nov-2017  161.2  168.1  165.3  148.9  184.3  199.7  182.1  172.4 
Dec-2017  164.6  171.2  168.4  153.3  189.5  203.5  184.0  181.5 
Jan-2018  171.6  176.3  180.7  155.9  196.7  214.9  195.4  180.9 
Feb-2018  181.0  189.9  191.8  159.3  202.4  224.1  201.1  183.3 
Mar-2018  189.4  189.5  211.9  162.7  203.0  216.5  208.3  184.8 
Apr-2018  194.4  191.3  223.4  163.6  207.2  215.2  219.7  186.4 
May-2018  191.2  184.3  223.6  160.2  206.9  207.6  228.8  182.7 
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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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