Short Range Outlook : March 2017

Still improving supply-demand balance creates brighter picture in global longs market The supply-demand balance continues to improve in regions like the US, Europe and Asia, contributing to a brighter picture in the  global long steel products market. US market boosted by restocking and infrastructure spending expectations Demand has improved in the US as buyers have been restocking. In addition, President Trump’s promise to spend one trillion... Read More

Short Range Outlook : December 2015

Sentiment generally negative in global long steel products market Sentiment in the global long steel products market is generally negative due to the expected seasonal slowdown at the end of the year. Most markets are approaching holidays periods and, as buyers in many areas decided on their last purchases of the year in the previous weeks, activity has slackened lately. EU and North American mills have been able to get their orders Long product mills... Read More

Short Range Outlook : February 2015

Strong supply pressure and agressive offers in global long steel market The global long steel products market has been under supply pressure with strong and agressive offers in terms of volumes and prices since the beginning of 2015. Healthy demand in North America Markets in North America keep showing healthy demand. The reinforcing bars market in the US increased to almost 8 million metric tons in 2014, although imports at competitive pricing have... Read More

IREPAS in Berlin: Specter of rising Chinese exports haunts the markets

The 71st meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Berlin, Germany on September 28-30. There were 82 producer representatives among the 288 registered delegates from 40 different countries. There were 48 registrations representing 33 different raw material suppliers. Raw material suppliers: Increasing Chinese exports will alter market balances Ioannis Meimaroglou, chairman of the IREPAS raw material suppliers... Read More

Chairman Marti: Fear of oversupply from China justified

Speaking at the opening of the SteelOrbis 2014 Fall Conference & 71st IREPAS meeting in Berlin on September 29, IREPAS chairman Kim Marti stated that the global economy is showing positive signals with 3.3 percent growth expected this year and 4 percent in 2015, adding that the US economy is also accelerating, helping the whole world to grow, especially its neighbors Canada and Central America. Mr. Marti also pointed out that consumer confidence... Read More

The program of the 71st IREPAS meeting

Herebelow is the program of the SteelOrbis Fall’14 Conference & the 71st IREPAS meeting which is to be held in Berlin. September 28th, Sunday 14:00 – 19:00 Registration desk opens at the lobby 19:00 – 23:00 Welcome Cocktail at Hilton Berlin Hotel September 29th, Monday  08:30 – 09:00 Registration desk opens at the conference area 09:00 – 10:00 Welcome address by Chairman of IREPAS – Kim Marti SESSION ONE – Global... Read More

71st IREPAS meeting will be held in Berlin, Germany

Our 71st meeting will be held on September 28th to 30th, 2014 in Berlin, Germany in conjunction with the SteelOrbis Fall’14 Conference. All details will be announced soon.  Read More

Interview with IREPAS Raw Material Suppliers Committee Chairman Mr. Ioannis Meimaroglu

IREPAS Raw Material Suppliers Committee Chairman Mr. Ioannis Meimaroglu was interviewed at the 67th IREPAS Meeting in Munich. Please click here to watch the video  Read More

Interview with IREPAS Chairman Mr.Ugur Dalbeler

IREPAS Chairman Mr. Ugur Dalbeler was interviewed during our 67th meeting in Munich. Please click here to watch the video  Read More

Achieving healthy margins is key

Achieving healthy margins is key The 67th meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Munich between September 30th and October 2nd, 2012. There were 80 producer representatives from amongst the 276 registered delegates from 37 different countries. Ioannis Meimaroglu, the chairman of the IREPAS Raw Material Suppliers Committee, said that steel mills have been trying to secure their orders before finalizing... Read More

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