New duty regime in India

The Indian government has waived import duties on some key steel-making raw materials like coal and imposed the export duties on iron ore and steel products. The new duty regime has come into effect on the night of May 22, according to a government notification. The Indian government reduced import duty on ferro-nickel, coking coal from 2.5 percent to nil and that on coke and semi-coke from 5 percent to nil to bring down cost of production of steel... Read More

Short Range Outlook : April 2022

War in Ukraine a major gamechanger for global longs market The war in Ukraine has changed sentiment in the global long steel products market as well as fundamentally altering the flow of raw materials and finished products almost overnight. There is more demand than secure supply in the market. Before the war, the expectations were that demand would determine the direction of prices, contrary to 2021 when supply was the driving factor. Today, however,... Read More

Short Range Outlook : March 2022

Global longs market at unprecedented juncture after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine The global long steel products market has entered a new and completely unprecedented situation as a result of the war in Ukraine. The current situation means one of the largest suppliers of many raw and semi-processed materials will be completely excluded from the market for an unforeseeable period of time, with the consequences being almost impossible to predict at... Read More

Short Range Outlook : November 2020

Global longs market becomes even more regionalized amid widespread protectionism The global long steel products market is becoming even more regionalized. All the safeguard measures, tariffs and antidumping and countervailing cases are reducing the global exchange of products more and more. The Covid-19 pandemic gives producers in certain markets the pretext to lobby their governments with even more arguments to get their domestic markets protected... Read More

Short Range Outlook : December 2019

Tight margins and cautious sentiment in global longs market despite output cuts at BFs There is still no clarity and no sign of economic recovery around the globe. Nevertheless, European and US production cuts at blast furnaces for extended periods have given much needed relief to the rest of the steel industry. The global long steel products market is picking up due to the production cuts, as anticipated. However, there may not be a considerable... 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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