Short Range Outlook : June 2020

Global longs export markets shrink further amid protectionism, Russians dominate As expected, things are getting more difficult for exporters in the global steel market. The EU opened fire with an antidumping investigation on HRC imports from Turkey, with Turkey firing back with duties on steel products from the EU. Canada started a similar investigation against imports of heavy plates from several countries, while Egypt has been working on a 10 percent... Read More

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

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

Turkey files complaint at WTO against EU safeguard measures

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has announced that Turkey has requested trade dispute consultations with the European Union regarding the EU’s safeguard measures on imported steel products. Accordingly, Turkey claims that the EU safeguard measures, in the form of tariff-rate quotas and additional duties, and the investigation that led to their imposition, are inconsistent with a number of provisions of the Agreement on Safeguards and the General... 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

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

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

Short Range Outlook : November 2019

Confusing environment prevails in global long steel products market The current environment in the global long steel products market is confusing. The raw material for blast furnaces is becoming cheaper, while ferrous scrap is getting more expensive and we observe increasing prices for both reinforcing bars and hot rolled coils. Customers are making inquiries for longer than they normally should, and mills are incurring greater losses than they can... Read More

Malaysia imposes preliminary antidumping duty on rebar imports from Turkey and Singapore

Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry has announced that it will implement preliminary antidumping duties on rebar from Turkish firms, except Colakoglu Metalurji A.S., and on Singaporean firms. The ministry has assigned preliminary dumping rates in the range of 5.99-17.65 percent to Singaporean firms and preliminary dumping rates in the range of 3.35-20.09 percent for Turkish firms. The petitioner is the Malaysia Steel Association. The... Read More

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