Category: Copper

New Copper Tube List Price Sheet, 10/15/21

Due to escalating input costs, copper tube mills have announced an increase going into effect immediately. We will hold current price levels through the close of business today, 10/15. On Monday, we will be releasing a new list price sheet with these latest increases in effect. Please call your Merfish United representative for more information […]

Threaded Rod Increase, Market Update for Steel, PVC and Copper

What’s happening: Threaded rod increase on Monday, 9/20 Steel prices continue up PVC volatile from storm disruptions PVC conduit increase Copper ups and downs Threaded Rod & Continued Steel Increases Due to escalating input costs, threaded rod manufacturers have implemented a price increase of approximately 10%. We will be uploading a new strut list price […]

Copper Multiplier Increase

Copper is up again today after closing up yesterday over $.08/lbs. As a result we may see a multiplier increase effective tomorrow, 8/25. Please call your Merfish United representative to place orders now. For more information on what’s happening in the market, see below. The full article can be read here. As energy shortages continued, […]

Market Update for August, Steel Price Increases

See what’s happening across commodity markets, and what’s sustaining the low-supply, high-demand scenario we find ourselves in. Steel: Record highs for hot rolled coil (HRC) continue, up almost to $1,900/ton and with lead times of 8-10 weeks. Demand continues to outpace supply for finished steel products, whether it’s appliances, cars, or steel pipe. Because of […]

Copper Market Updates, Why Prices are Rising

Strong demand from China, the top consumer of copper, and low global inventories pushed prices higher on Monday, 7/26, up over $.18/lb to around $4.58/lb. while holding through Tuesday afternoon. In addition to an already tight global copper supply, floods in China have further strained copper inventories as tube and other building materials are needed […]

Domestic Steel, Strut and Rod Increases

UPDATE: a new list price sheet on Monday, 5/24 is now available. Domestic steel pipe mills have announced that due to continued escalating input costs, they will be increasing prices on all threaded pipe, as well as the products listed below: 7% on 1/2” – 4” Continuous Weld Pipe 7% on 2” – 18” Grade […]

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

Click here for the 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]