Short Range Outlook : February 2022

Global longs market boosted by improving demand and many positive factors Demand is picking up in the global long steel products market after the holidays and it will be even better once the weather becomes warmer in the northern hemisphere. It seems the market is getting back to normal. Section 232 is practically over. General demand is strengthening with the pandemic possibly coming to an end. Bottlenecks seem to be easing somewhat, such as breakbulk... Read More

US DOC amends its antidumping orders for rebar from Turkey again

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced that it has again amended the order and the final determination regarding its antidumping investigation on imports of reinforcing bars from Turkey, on the grounds that the final determination was not in harmony with the United States Court of International Trade (CIT). Accordingly, the DOC has determined the following new dumping margins: HABAS – 3.96 percent ICDAS – 4.17 percent All others... Read More

Short Range Outlook : December 2021

Demand slows in global longs market, higher costs to reduce price erosion Demand is slowing down in the global long steel products market as we have entered the slow season in the northern hemisphere and the holidays are approaching. Market activity may remain slow until the Chinese New Year holidays and so we may see further price erosion in the coming weeks. However, such erosion should be limited due to higher costs of production. There is an energy... Read More

US issues preliminary CVD review results on rebar from Turkey

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced the preliminary results of its administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on rebar from Turkey. Accordingly, the DOC has preliminarily determined that Turkish suppliers Kaptan Demir Celik and Icdas received a countervailable subsidy rate at 1.75 percent for the period from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. On the other hand, Colakoglu Dis Ticaret received a subsidy rate... Read More

Short Range Outlook : November 2021

Supply and demand balanced in global longs market, energy costs and logistics bring uncertainties Supply and demand are balanced in the global long steel products market, as regional producers are now back to almost normal lead times.  Energy prices are soaring and logistical challenges have made business more uncertain, though underlying demand remains solid in Europe and North America. The ongoing weakness in China may slow its imports, which could... Read More

85th IREPAS meeting : Markets have never been better, great time to be in steel business

The  85th meeting of IREPAS (the International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held as a virtual event to ensure the health and well-being of all participants, on October 18, 2021 in conjunction with the SteelOrbis Fall’21 Conference. There were 223 producer representatives among the 918 registered delegates from a total of 70 different countries. There were also 69 registrations representing 31 different raw material suppliers. At... Read More

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

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

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

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