During December, scrap consumers purchased amounts according to their individual vacation shutdown periods or maintenance schedules. As a result of the traditional reduction in trade delivery willingness at this time of the year, not all mills were able to cover their demand – especially as the trade and consumers did not always see eye to eye on expected price levels. Depending on the mill concerned and the point of contract closure, compared to last month purchasing prices ranged from unchanged to markups of up to €10. More