HOW INDEXES HAVE CHANGED
Gerald L. Farrar Contributing Editor Nelson-Farrar indexes for finished steels changed randomly during the period 1986-1989. Generally speaking, the alloy steels changed less than carbon steel products. Alloy bars started the period with an index value of 826.3 and finished at 845.2. Alloy sheets stood at index value of 471.7 in early 1986, and at 494.1 in late 1989. Stainless strip varied from 484.4 to 554.2 over the same period.