Consumers were unable to push through their envisaged price reductions at the beginning of October; taken as a whole scrap prices fell on average by €20 per tonne during the course of the month. Demand was good, albeit somewhat dampened by large amounts of outstanding deliveries from September, but the trade described negotiations as difficult and long-winded. The trade declined the markdowns originally requested by the mills at the beginning of the month. Subsequently, contract closures with domestic mills and their corresponding price levels were, timewise, in line with price developments (CFR Turkey) on the deep sea market. More