Superalloy prices have decreased across some grades and risen for some others depending on regional demand.
The weekly Davis Index for Hastelloy C rose to $4.497/lb for single truckload delivered processor yard from $4.482/lb delivered on Thursday and increased for Hastelloy X to $2.675/lb delivered from $2.666/lb delivered processor yard.
The index for Inconel 600 decreased to $3.379/lb delivered processor yard from $3.407/lb delivered and Inconel 601 dropped to $2.779/lb delivered from $2.786/lb delivered. Inconel 617 however increased to $2.899/lb delivered from $2.888/lb delivered. Inconel 625 Vac also rose to $3.182/lb delivered from $3.159/lb delivered while Inconel 718 Vac fell to $3.018/lb delivered from $3.036/lb delivered on Thursday.
The official LME nickel cash contract closed Thursday at $13,716/mt, down by $46/mt from Wednesday.
Prices for superalloys have followed regional market needs because of which, Hastelloy as well as some Inconel grades whose prices have ticked up are enjoying better demand in some regions compared to other grades.