Short Range Outlook : July 2019

Uncertainty still prevails in global longs market , while BOF production faces severe pressure The outlook for the global long steel products market differs for the scrap industry, the steel producing industry and for steel consumers. The market can be described as generally unstable as there is still a lot of uncertainty and even a tweet may turn a lot of things upside down. We are going through a tough period particularly for BOF-based producers,... Read More

Short Range Outlook : June 2019

Uncertainty in global long steel products market increases dramatically The uncertainty in the global long steel products market has increased dramatically. Nowadays, the most stable region is China, where steelmakers have been increasing their weekly production volumes, whereas the rest of the world is just trying to hang on. Ferrous scrap and iron ore price trends decouple completely Ferrous scrap and iron ore price trends have completely decoupled. Iron... Read More

Turkey increased import duty on rebar imports from non WTO member countries

According to Turkey’s Official Gazette published on April 17, Turkey has increased the 10 percent import duty on rebar to 30 percent for countries which are not members of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Iran stands out as one of the non-WTO countries whose rebar exports to Turkey have increased lately. Towards the end of last year, Iran started to be seen as a threat to the Turkish rebar market. Other non-WTO countries are Iraq, Syria, Azerbaijan,... Read More

IREPAS in Barcelona : Protectionism, raw materials and Turkey top the agenda

The 80th meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Barcelona, Spain on April 7-9, 2019. There were 132 producer representatives among the 416 registered delegates from a total of 48 different countries. There were also 70 registrations representing 40 different raw material suppliers. At the opening of the conference Murat Cebecioglu, chairman of IREPAS, said that IREPAS firmly believes in, has supported... Read More

Traders are no more allowed to export long steel products from Iran

Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade has announced that traders will not be able to export long steel products from Iran. According to market sources; the Iranian government will only allow steel producers and the producers who have official representatives in foreign countries to export reinforcing bars, wire rods, angles and beams.  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 : 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

Iran hikes import duties on steel

Reuters reported that the Iranian government has raised customs duties on certain steel imports to 10-20 percent to protect domestic steelmakers against the surge in Chinese exports. Reuters quoted Keyvan Ja’fari Tehrani, head of international affairs at the Iranian Iron Ore Producers and Exporters Association (IRIOPEX), as saying, “A steel import tax has been imposed… to protect local steel mills against dumping by China, Russia... Read More

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