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New Domestic Steel Pipe Increase: 10/26/20

Domestic Steel pipe mills have announced that due to escalating costs, they will be immediately increasing prices by the amounts listed below: 5 % on 1/2” – 4” Continuous Weld Pipe 5 % on 2” – 18” Grade B ERW Pipe 5 % on 1” – 8” Sprinkler Pipe We will hold current pricing through […]

Copper Multiplier Increase Tomorrow, 10/8

With Copper up over $.06 late today, Copper Tube mills have announced a multiplier increase of 2.5% effective immediately. We will be holding current pricing through close-of-business today (10/7), going to the multiplier increase first thing tomorrow morning. See list price sheets and enter your multiplier on the Excel version to see your individual list […]

New PVC Plumbing & Domestic Steel Price Increases

Domestic Steel Pipe: Domestic Steel pipe mills have announced that due to escalating input costs, they will be increasing prices by the amounts listed below: 5% on 1/2” – 4” Continuous Weld Pipe 5% on 2” – 18” Grade B ERW Pipe 5% on 1” – 8” Sprinkler Pipe We will be holding current price […]

Copper Tube Increase: 10/1/20

With Copper up almost $.05 today, Copper Tube Mills have announced a multiplier increase taking effect immediately. We will be moving our multipliers up a minimum of 2.5% first thing tomorrow morning (10/1/20). To place orders at current pricing levels, please call your Merfish United representative before close-of-business today. See current price sheets on our […]

PVC, Steel and Copper Market Updates, 9/22/20

A number of factors have contributed to the volatility and rising costs of pipe: PVC – Resin prices remain high after damage to manufacturing facilities during Hurricane Laura. Prior plant damage to facilities in Louisiana and ongoing power outages continue to limit raw material availability for PVC Pipe mills, keeping supply tight. Steel – Increases […]

New Domestic Steel Pipe List Price Sheet, 9/21/20

Domestic Steel Pipe mills have announced that due to rising costs of raw materials, they will immediately be increasing prices by the amounts listed below: 5% on 1/2” – 4” Continuous Weld Pipe 5% on 2” – 18” Grade B ERW Pipe 5% on 1” – 8” Sprinkler Pipe We will hold current pricing levels […]

Import Steel Pipe Increase on Friday, 9/11

With availability of globally sourced steel pipe limited due to Covid-related shortages and supply chain issues overseas, including rising cost of Hot Roll Coil, increasing ocean freight, growing container devanning and destuffing costs, coupled with the ongoing tariffs and quotas in place as a result of section 232, the result is a scarcity of import […]

New PVC Pipe List Price Sheet: 9/4/20

PVC Pipe mills have been subject to significant PVC resin cost increases over the last four months, which resulted in as many new list price sheets during that time. With major PVC resin producers declaring force majeure after Hurricane Laura, the PVC supply chain has been further restricted. With the cost of raw materials going […]

Copper Closes Over $3.00 Four Times This Week, Market Updates

Copper rose $.05 on Monday, 8/31 to a $3.04 close, and closed over $.03 again on Tuesday, 9/1 at $3.01. Copper closed at $3.00 on 9/2, and $3.04 on 9/4. Update, 9/8: Copper closed at $3.01 Continuing Upward Trend We’re in the second month of a sustained upward trend for Copper. Back in March, immediately […]

Hurricane Laura’s Impact on PVC Manufacturing

This past week, Hurricane Laura severely damaged parts of Louisiana where a large amount of PVC resin is produced. Many PVC Pipe mills are supplied from resin producers in this area. The aftermath is being assessed and PVC manufacturers are disclosing damages and timelines for repairs.  This disruption in the supply chain joins other challenges […]