Nelson-Farrar Quarterly Costimating: How indexes have changed

Nelson-Farrar indexes for finished steels changed randomly during the period 2000-03. Generally speaking, the alloy steels changed less than carbon steel products. Click here to enlarge imageAlloy bars started the period with an index value of 783.2 and finished at 872.9. Alloy sheets stood at index value of 524.3 in early 2000, and at 555.4 in late 2003.Index for cold-rolled sheets was 1039.2 during the first quarter of 2000, and stood at 1083.9 during the last quarter of 2003. Click here to enlarge imageDuring the same period, structural plates started the 4-year period at an index of 1029.8, and ended at 1074.3.Composite index for steel products varied from 949.1 in the first qua...

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