Author: Scott Thompson

Marketing & Business Analyst at United Pipe & Steel Corp.

Copper Up Over $4.72/lb, New List Price Sheet

Copper continues to climb, up $.20/lb this week alone, and hit a new record level this morning rising to $4.72/lb. Copper is on pace for a gain of about 34% in 2021, with a 12-month rise of 98%. As a result, the copper tube mills have announced a new list price sheet taking effect Monday […]

New Domestic Steel Pipe List Price Sheet

Domestic steel pipe mills have announced that due to escalating input costs, they will be increasing the products below by the following amounts: 5% on 1/2” – 4” Continuous Weld Pipe (Surethread) 5% on 2” – 18” Grade B ERW Pipe 5% on 1” – 10” Sprinkler Pipe We have uploaded a new list price […]

New Strut List Price Sheet

Limited supply and high demand have resulted in increases New Strut list price sheet dated 5/3 Metal conduit increase PVC conduit increase Flatbed availability is tight Earlier this month, strut manufacturers announced an 8-18% price increase going into effect today due to rising input costs. Historic demand and low supply levels have seen cold roll […]

New Copper List Price Sheet 4/26

UPDATE 5/4: Copper tube mills have announced a 2.5% increase due to escalating input costs. Copper closed today up over $.10/lb from Friday’s most recent record high. Today’s price of $4.44/lb is the highest seen on copper in over ten years. The global copper supply is extremely tight because of the rising demand for green […]

PVC Pipe Increase Effective Now

This past Friday, 4/23, the PVC pipe mills announced another increase which takes effect immediately. The ongoing challenge between tight supply due to the continued high cost of resin, with additional increases announced for May by the four major resin producers, and above-average demand continues to keep PVC and ABS pipe in short supply. Lead […]

Domestic Steel Increase on Monday, Strut on May 3rd

Download the new list price sheet. Domestic steel pipe mills have announced that due to continued escalating input costs, they will be increasing prices by a minimum of the amounts listed below: 6% on 1/2” – 4” Continuous Weld Pipe 6% on 2” – 18” Grade B ERW Pipe 6% on 1” – 10” Sprinkler […]

Copper Closes Up, Multiplier Increase, With Additional Increases Possible

Updated 4/19: Copper is up again on Monday, 4/19 over $4.25/lb Mills have announced another 2.5% multiplier increase, now in effect Copper demand remains high, but lower in supply Copper closed up almost $.08 on Wednesday, 4/14 resulting in the copper the mills led mills to announce a 2.5% multiplier increase which took immediate effect. […]

A Mid-April Commodities Market Update

What’s happening: Lack of availability and strong demand are rising raw material costs Inventories are low and the supply chain is stretched thin A lack of shipping containers and domestic freight is increasing input costs Strong demand and pricing increases are expected to continue throughout 2021 As the Covid-19 recovery continues to gain momentum across […]

Import Seamless Steel Pipe, Metal Conduit Increase

A new globally sourced seamless steel pipe list price sheet is now in effect. A price increase on metal conduit will be in effect Monday. Lack of raw materials, shipping delays, and freight increases are driving up pricing. As a result of continued increasing input costs, we will be implementing a 10% increase on globally […]

PVC Pipe Increase Effective Now

A new list price sheet for PVC Pipe is now in effect. As a result of the impact of Winter Storm Uri on the Gulf Coast, where most of the country’s petrochemical infrastructure is located, PVC resin manufacturers continue to try to restore their operations and production to normal levels. Even today, three out of […]