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

US DOC announces preliminary antidumping margins in rebar trade case

On March 1, 2017, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty investigations of rebar imports from Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey and released preliminary dumping rates: The preliminary antidumping duty rates per country and company are as follows: Japan Jonan Steel Corporation : 209.46% Kyoei Steel Ltd. : 209.46% All Others : 209.46% Taiwan Power Steel Co. : 3.48% Lo-Toun Steel... Read More

Algeria may unveil quotas on reinfocing bar imports soon

Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Algerian interim trade minister and also minister for housing and urban planning has said that Algeria may unveil quotas on reinforcing bar imports soon. Mr.Tebboune added that he will discuss quotas for reinforcing bar imports and for other product imports at an inter-ministerial meeting, as reported by Algerian and French media. Algeria, the largest importer of Italian origin reinforcing bars, imposed an import licence... 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

Egypt starts antidumping investigation on wire rod imports from China, Turkey and Ukraine

According to market players, Egypt has launched an antidumping duty investigation against wire rod imports from China, Turkey and Ukraine, upon a request from domestic steel producers. Egypt also recently initiated an antidumping duty investigation against reinforcing bar imports from the countries in question.  Read More

Short Range Outlook : January 2017

Fears recede in global long steel market amid upbeat sentiment for 2017 There has been no significant change in the global long steel products market compared to last month in terms of supply and demand balance. Demand remains relatively weak, but we have seen better discipline on the supply side, which has had a positive impact on pricing dynamics. Demand is expected to pick up in the coming weeks. Economic numbers are strong and most fears regarding... Read More

Short Range Outlook : December 2016

Clear switch to positive sentiment in global long steel products market Conditions in the global long steel products market have improved significantly and a clear change to positive sentiment has been observed in the industry, something not seen in recent years. Chinese demand and supply restructuring boost prices and margins Domestic demand in China, together with a restructuring of supply at all levels from raw materials to finished products, is... Read More

IREPAS in Vienna: Global longs market focuses on challenges amid signs of stabilization

The 75th meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Vienna, Austria on September 25-27, 2016. There were 94 producer representatives among the 285 registered delegates from 33 different countries. There were also 44 registrations representing 30 different raw material suppliers. On the last day of the conference, producers of long steel products and steel billets, as well as traders and raw material suppliers,... Read More

Malaysia sets preliminary safeguard duty on imports of wire rod and debar in coils

The Malaysian government has announced the preliminary determinations in its safeguard investigation regarding imports of wire rod and deformed bar in coils. Accordingly, the preliminary safeguard duty rate is 13.90 percent for imports of wire rod and deformed bar in coils. The investigation launched in May this year upon the complaint lodged by Malaysia Steel Association (MSA) covers the period between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2015. The... Read More

Malaysia imposes preliminary safeguard duty on rebar imports

The Malaysian government has announced the preliminary decision in its safeguard investigation regarding rebar imports into Malaysia. The government stated that there was an increase in imports of the products during the investigation period, which is from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2015, and the increase in imports has caused serious injury to the domestic industry in respect of the decline in market share, domestic sales in terms of value,... Read More

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