Short Range Outlook : September 2021

Supply and demand balancing out in global longs market, freight still incredibly high In the global long steel products market, there are signs that supply has caught up with demand and that the supply-demand balance is becoming more neutral. The market seems to be getting back to normal in terms of lead times, prices, etc. We are now in a period where things have to get back to normal, which in fact may be different from where it all started. A price... Read More

Short Range Outlook : July 2021

Global longs market still positive overall despite logistical costs and delays Overall, the global long steel products market still looks positive, supported by strong demand, even though business has become more difficult due to higher logistical costs and time delays in getting goods from one place to another. Exporters are all under pressure due to the increase in freight costs. Container shipments are also very problematic. The only steel moving... Read More

EU extends steel safeguard measures for another three years

The European Commission has announced the extension of the EU’s safeguard measures encompassing 26 steel product categories for another three years until June 30, 2024, preserving traditional trade flows on a per-product-category basis. The Commission has also increased the quota volumes by three percent, and a 25 percent tariff duty will be applied on the products if the tariff rate quotas are exceeded. There will be a review to determine whether... Read More

Short Range Outlook : June 2021

Boom continues in the global longs market, how long will it last? There is still a shortage of steel everywhere in the global long steel products market. Demand remains high in the sheltered markets. On the other hand, there is pressure from the Chinese government to reduce steel prices. It is hard to imagine that this will lead to anything but more supply shortages. If we look back at the previous price booms in the global market, circumstances... Read More

US updates antidumping duty rates on Turkish origin rebars

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced the final result of its administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on reinforcing bar from Turkey. During the review period from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, producers from Turkey were found to have made sales of reinforcing bars at less than normal value. Accordingly, the DOC has determined the following weighted-average dumping margins: ICDAS – 5.30 percent Kaptan Demir –... Read More

Ukraine extends export duty on ferrous scrap for next five years

On May 14th, Ukrainian president Mr Zelensky signed the law extending the duty on the export of ferrous scrap for the next five years, effective from May 15, 2021, to September 15, 2026. “This document extends the period of validity of the export duty rate of €58/mt for waste and scrap of ferrous metals for five years – until September 15, 2026. Such conditions have been created to prevent a shortage of ferrous scrap in Ukraine, which... Read More

Canada issues final antidumping duty decisions for rebar imports from seven countries

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced that it has made a final determination regarding the antidumping duty (AD) investigation on certain rebar from Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. The investigation was initiated in September 2020, after a complaint filed by domestic steelmakers AltaSteel Inc., ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada G.P. and Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation, and the provisional antidumping... Read More

Short Range Outlook : May 2021

Global longs producers hold whip hand amid strong demand, short supply, rising prices Demand in the global long steel products market has continued to increase recently, and particularly demand in China and developed economies continues to push the market up. At the same time, international supply has tightened even further. Most mills are offering a few months ahead, thereby contributing to upward movement of prices. There are imbalances in rebar... Read More

Ukraine extends export duty on ferrous scrap

The Ukrainian government has decided to extend the duty on the export of ferrous scrap for the next five years. Accordingly, on April 27 the Ukrainian parliament welcomed and expressed its full support for a five-year extension of the duty on the export of ferrous scrap at the current level, i.e. at €58/mt.  Read More

Australia maintains antidumping duty on rebar imports from China

Australia’s Antidumping Commission has announced that it has decided to maintain the antidumping (AD) duty on rebar imported from China for another five years until April 13, 2026. The sunset review was initiated on July 10, 2020, for the period from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. The existing antidumping duty on rebar up to 50 mm diameter from China was imposed in 2016 at 19 percent. The products in question currently fall under Customs Tariff... Read More

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