Short Range Outlook : November 2018

Global long steel industry in better position now despite tariffs and other issues The global long steel products market has been off balance recently, and the general situation has gotten marginally worse. One of the leading indicators of the worsening in the market is that the current Turkish spread between import scrap and rebar prices is now the lowest value observed since August 2017. The number shows a downward movement of $55/mt from the peak... Read More

Short Range Outlook : October 2018

Global long steel market still in equilibrium though regional differences observed The  global long steel products market still seems to be in equilibrium in terms of supply and demand. However, the steel trade is becoming more and more regional and so different supply and demand situations may be observed in various regions. Accordingly, although the overall market is generally stable, there are fluctuations seen in certain regions. Sharp increase... Read More

IREPAS in Istanbul: All eyes on protectionist measures as IREPAS celebrates its 35th anniversary with record attendance

The 79th meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Istanbul, Turkey on September 16-18, 2018. There were 139 producer representatives among the record 519 registered delegates from a total of 52 different countries. There were also 84 registrations representing 45 different raw material suppliers. At the opening of the conference which celebrated the 35th year of this bi-annual meeting, Murat Cebecioglu,... Read More

Argentina imposes 12 percent tariff on all exports, including steel

The Argentinian government has imposed a tariff on all exports, including steel products, according to a notice published this week at the country’s official gazette. The move aims to help Argentina meet its fiscal goals, following an increased devaluation of the Argentinian Peso (ARS) devaluation and a high public deficit. Argentina imposed a 12 percent tariff over “all products included in the Mercosur HTS codes.” Argentina said the tariff... Read More

Short Range Outlook : January 2018

Very positive prospects for global long steel market in 2018 The supply and demand balance in the global long steel products market has improved and may now be described as excellent. Demand remains strong almost everywhere and sentiment is also very good. It seems that 2018 will be a replica of 2017 as the prospects are very positive. China has been the main story in 2017 China has been the main story in 2017. It is not exactly out of the market:... Read More

China cancels export tax on finished steel products

Chinese authorities have announced that taxes on exports of steel products including deformed reinforcing bars and wire rods will be cancelled from January 1st onwards, taking into consideration the industrial developments and changing export market conditions. It is also announced that the tax on exports of steel billets will be reduced to 10 percent from the current level of 15 percent.  Read More

Short Range Outlook : December 2017

Demand now even better in global longs market as China continues to stay away Supply and demand in the global long steel products market are still balanced following the price increases caused by the rising cost of production amid the tight electrode supply and higher costs of other raw materials. The good news is that there is even better demand compared to previous months as exports from China are still far from putting too much pressure on the... Read More

IREPAS in Athens: Global longs market in much better shape compared to 2016, but China needs to be watched

The 77th meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Athens, Greece on September 24-26, 2017. There were 134 producer representatives among the 433 registered delegates from 44 different countries. There were also 76 registrations representing 43 different raw material suppliers. At the opening of the conference, Murat Cebecioglu, chairman of IREPAS, said he believed the outlook for the next quarter is very... Read More

Short Range Outlook – September 2017

Further improvements in global long steel market amid lack of pressure from China Demand in the global long steel products market is good and has even been increasing slightly in almost all markets as there is no pressure from China on the international market. Strong domestic steel consumption in China reduces prospects for Chinese exports Some months ago, the consensus of steel sector analysts was that steel demand in China would decrease during... Read More

Final antidumping decision for billet imports from China to Pakistan

Pakistan’s National Tariff Commission has announced the final results of its antidumping duty investigation on imports of continuous casting billets from China. Accordingly, the commission has determined that the domestic industry suffered material injury due to the significant increase in the volume of dumped imports, significant price undercutting by the dumped imports, a decline in market share, a decline in sales, a decline in return on investment,... Read More

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