Category: Price Updates

New PVC Plumbing, Seamless Steel Pipe, and Threaded Rod List Price Sheets

As many in the region were, PVC resin producers were significantly impacted by the severe winter storms that impacted the gulf states last week. As a result, all major PVC resin producers declared force majeure due to a lack of available material to ship. The storm caused plant stoppages, delays in shipping, and significant disruption […]

Copper Increase and New List Price Sheet, 2/24

Copper closed at $4.18/lb yesterday, and is currently up almost another $.13 to just around $4.31/lb, continuing this upward trend. These are historical levels not seen since 2011. Because of these escalating costs on raw materials, copper tube mills have announced an increase of approximately 5.5% with a new list price sheet, dated 2/24. The […]

Globally Sourced Steel Pipe Increase, 2/22

What’s Happening: We are implementing a 9% increase on globally sourced steel pipe on 2/22 See the new list price sheet Backups at ports, delays in unloading ships, lack of freight have impacted inbound shipments Lack of raw materials, high global demand, and lack of shipping containers are tightening supply Following a price increase on […]

Strut Increase Effective 2/22

Strut manufacturers have announced that due continued rising costs of raw materials, they will be implementing an increase of 10-25% on channel strut products. CRU, or Cold Rolled Steel, which is the raw material needed for strut production, has doubled in price since July 2020.  This cost increase, being driven by general lack of availability […]

New Copper Tube List Price Sheet, 2/15/21

As the COMEX continues to rise, trading above $3.82/lb today, the Copper tube mills have announced a new list price sheet dated 2/15 taking immediate effect. Supply chain interruptions due to Covid-19 combined with high global demand continue to keep the overall copper supply tight. How We Can Help: Merfish United’s business model – which […]

February Market Update, Import Steel and Shipping Increases

What’s happening: Click here to see our new globally sourced welded steel pipe list price sheet. A global shipping container shortage is causing import prices to skyrocket. Lack of availability of raw materials, including steel, are contributing to high costs. New list price sheets for domestic steel, PVC plumbing, strut and threaded rod released in […]

Domestic Welded Steel Pipe Increase on 1/20

What’s happening: Domestic steel pipe mills announced a 10% increase. A new list price sheet is now available. Domestic steel pipe mills have announced an immediate price increase on Domestic Steel as a result of the continued escalating cost of Hot Roll Coil. The increase will be as follows: 10% on 1/2″ – 4″ Continuous […]

PVC Pipe Increase Monday, 1/25/21

What’s happening: PVC resin is going to increase in January and February. Due to overall availability and high demand. PVC pipe mills announced a 3% increase. A new list price sheet will be available 1/25/21. Commodity PVC resin, the raw material used to manufacture PVC pipe, is going to increase in January and February. This […]

January Market Update, Import Steel Increase 1/18

What’s happening: All three major pipe products categories all volatile to start 2021. PVC, copper and steel pipe have seen increases. This is due to increasing costs in raw materials and freight. The global market for raw materials including steel, PVC resin and copper has been more volatile than every before all at once. We […]

Domestic Steel Increase Coming 1/11

What’s happening: Domestic steel pipe mills have announced a 12% increase. This is due to increasing input costs. A new list price sheet is available. Domestic steel pipe mills have announced that due to escalating costs, they will be implementing the following increases on the products below: 12% – 1/2” – 4” Continuous Weld Pipe […]