IREPAS in Budapest: Market players optimistic about outlook for steel

The 76th meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Budapest, Hungary on March 26-28, 2017. There were 107 producer representatives among the 352 registered delegates from 40 different countries. There were also 58 registrations representing 35 different raw material suppliers. At the opening of the conference, Murat Cebecioglu, chairman of IREPAS said that the steel industry has once again succeeded in... Read More

Short Range Outlook : February 2017

Europe, US and Asia lead the way for demand in global long steel products market Expectations for demand and order books in the supply chain of the global long steel products market made a reasonable start to business in 2017, although a sharp correction in scrap prices caused people to hesitate a bit in the EU and the US. However, market sentiment has not changed much and demand is still showing good prospects for 2017 in Europe, the US and Asia. Turkish... Read More

Short Range Outlook : November 2016

Global long steel products market enjoys its best environment since 2013 The global long steel products market is currently enjoying its best environment since 2013, while sentiment has improved significantly. Supply and demand in the market are now a lot more in equilibrium compared to previous months. Fewer offers from China and Russia seen in global market Demand had made a weak start to October, as sellers were continuing with their seasonal fourth... Read More

Short Range Outlook : September 2016

Increased stability and reduced price spreads in global long steel market The global long steel products market has seen some stability over the last few weeks as the increase in Chinese origin offer prices halted the weakening of global long product prices. The spread between Chinese and Turkish origin reinforcing bar prices has narrowed significantly and is becoming even narrower. Likewise, the price spread between the most expensive FOB or ex-works... Read More

Short Range Outlook : June 2016

Global long steel products market once again under pressure from Chinese supply Conditions have deteriorated internationally in the global long steel products market during the past month mainly due to Chinese supply. Although it was expected, the global long steel products market is once again facing difficulties following a period of relief lasting two to three months. Higher-priced market sparks surge in Chinese steel output The initial price increases... Read More

Preliminary antidumping decision for billet imports from China to Pakistan

Pakistan’s National Tariff Commission has announced its preliminary results concerning its antidumping (AD) duty investigation on imports of continuous casting billets from China. Accordingly, on preliminary basis, the commission has established that the domestic industry suffered material injury due to the significant increase in the volume of dumped imports, the magnitude of the dumping margin, significant price undercutting by the dumped imports,... Read More

Short Range Outlook : May 2016

Supply-demand equilibrium now healthier in global longs market Supply and demand have reached a healthier equilibrium in the global long steel products market mainly due to Chinese supply being more focused on its domestic market. Low local stocks in the global markets and stronger demand in the construction segment have also helped and consequently prices have jumped to what may be considered to be reasonable levels. Low stocks still observed in... Read More

India announced minimum import prices

India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry has announced a minimum import price for steel imports, valid for six months from the date of notification, February 5, or until further announcements. Imports covered by letters of credit already entered into before the date of notification will be exempt from the minimum import price implementation. The minimum steel import prices for steel billets, reinforcing bars and wire rods are as follows: Billets                     ... Read More

Short Range Outlook : February 2016

Slightly better conditions in global long steel market but significant risk still exists Conditions in the global long steel products market are slightly better as we can see a “better” supply and demand balance in China and the US due to output cuts at the end of 2015 and amid the restocking cycle in North America and Europe during the first quarter of 2016.  On the other hand, there has not been much  improvement on the demand side. Buyers... Read More

China to cut export tax on steel billets

China will cut export tariffs on high-purity pig iron to 10 percent and some steel billets to 20 percent on Jan. 1 , down from a temporary rate of 25 percent this year, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement on its website.  Read More

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