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Copper Market Update, Multiplier Increase Possible for 11/4/20

Copper remains up over $3.00/lbs, and is up over $3.10 so far today. If this trend continues, we will likely see a multiplier change of at least 2.5% tomorrow. As always, rely on us to help manage your inventor of volatile commodity pipe products.  We keep our stock high, so you don’t have to.  With […]

New Domestic Steel List Price Sheet

Due to continued escalating costs of both raw materials and freight, Domestic Steel Pipe mills have announced another price increase, the fifth one in a ten-week time period. The specifics of the increase are listed below: 5% on 1/2” – 4” Continuous Weld Pipe 5% on 2” – 18” Grade B ERW Pipe 5% on […]

New Copper Tube List Price Sheet

Copper is up another $.05 this morning (trading around $3.20/lbs at around 12:15pm ET). This is the highest price in over a year for Copper, as well as almost hitting the highest level recorded in the past five years. Follow the COMEX here on our website. As a result of this, Copper tube mills have […]

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 […]