China Steel Corp, Taiwan's top steel producer, said on Thursday that it will raise domestic prices of its steel products by an average of about 12.1 percent for April-May.

It said the rise was because of rising coal costs sparked by surges in commodity prices.

Below is a table of price rises for different products:

PRODUCT PRICE CHANGE

PER TON (T$)

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Sheet steel +2,949

Rods +2,500

Hot-rolled mid/high carbon and low alloy +2,945

Cold-rolled mid/high carbon and low alloy +2,747

Galvanised steel coil +3,500

Electromagnetic coil +2,000

Hot dip galvanising coil +3,167

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