Short Range Outlook : May 2020

Impact of Covid-19 starts to hit home across the global long steel market The supply and demand situation in the global long steel products market has deteriorated as global economies are doing much worse today thanks to protectionist measures and the Covid-19 pandemic. There is oversupply of almost everything, except those items that suddenly end up being in short supply due to impacts on the supply chain. This does not include ‘shortages’ that... Read More

Short Range Outlook : April 2020

Predictions for global longs market very difficult amid unprecedented virus impact It has become extremely difficult to predict the supply and demand situation in the global long steel products market. The  impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic on overall economic situations or conditions in countries and regions will be at different levels, which might change the dynamics of steel demand and production separately. Regionalization of markets... Read More

Vietnam extends safeguard duties on billet, rebar and wire rod

Vietnam’s industry and trade ministry has announced that the country’s safeguard duties on billet, rebar and wire rod imports have been extended until 2023. The duty rates will gradually decline within three years. After March 2023, the duties will be zero unless the ministry decides to extend them one more time. Until March 21, 2021, the duties will stand at 15.3 percent for billet and 9.4 percent for rebar and wire rod. In the second year, the... Read More

US revises dumping margins on imports of Turkish origin rebar

The US Department of Commerce has announced the final results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty against rebar imports from Turkey. Accordingly, the dumping margins for Turkish exporters ICDAS, Kaptan, Colakoglu and HABAS have been revised to zero. The review covered the period between March 7, 2017 and June 30, 2018. The cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 7.26 percent  Read More

IREPAS in Belgrade: Longs market outlook unclear amid coronavirus threat

The 82nd meeting of IREPAS (the International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Belgrade, Serbia on March 1-3, 2020 in conjunction with the SteelOrbis Spring ’20 Conference. Unfortunately, the coronavirus outbreak had a negative impact on our 82nd meeting in Belgrade. After the news about the coronavirus cases observed in Italy by late February, many participants due to attend the 82nd IREPAS meeting decided not to travel to... Read More

Short Range Outlook : February 2020

Surplus supply and inadequate demand in global longs market There is still a surplus of supply and not enough demand in the global long steel products market. The profitability and margins of steel producers vary greatly between regions amid several factors such as the coronavirus outbreak and/or geopolitical issues like recent announcements relating to Israel/Palestine and Libya creating uncertainties for the future. Full impact of coronavirus in... Read More

The program of the 82nd meeting in Belgrade

Day 1: Sunday, March 1,2020 19:00 – 22:00                   Welcome cocktail at Metropol Palace Hotel, Belgrade   Day 2: Monday, March 2, 2020 09:00 – 09:15                   Welcome address by Chairman of IREPAS   09:15 – 10:15                     SESSION ONE – Economic developments and expectations Marko Cadez, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia... Read More

Malaysia issues final antidumping duty on rebar imports from Singapore and Turkey

Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry has announced the final decision regarding the antidumping (AD) duty investigation against rebar imports from Turkey and Singapore. Accordingly, final antidumping duty rates for Singapore range between 4.97 percent for Nasteel Holdings and 17.65 percent for all others, while the duty rate for Turkish steelmaker Diler stands at 3.62 percent and the duty rate for all other Turkish producers stands... Read More

US DOC raises preliminary antidumping duty rates for Mexican rebar

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) announced new preliminary antidumping duties against reinforcing bar imports from Mexico after an administrative review. During the review period of Nov. 1, 2017 to Oct. 31, 2018, Mexican reinforcing bar producers Deacero and Grupo Simec were found to have made sales of reinforcing bar at less than normal value. As such, the DOC has issued higher preliminary dumping margins for both companies, along with all other... Read More

Short Range Outlook : January 2020

Global longs market appears in better shape, with sentiment also improving The global long steel products market is surely in a better shape today although we have yet to emerge from a slow-activity period due to the holidays in Europe and around the globe. However, real sentiment in the market is pretty positive, especially after the announcement that a trade deal between the US and China will be signed. That said, we have to keep in mind the possibility... Read More

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