The 69th IREPAS Meeting will be held in Istanbul

Our 69th meeting will mark the 30th anniversary of IREPAS, and will be held from September 22nd to 24th, 2013 at the Swissôtel in Istanbul, Turkey in conjunction with the SteelOrbis Fall’13 Conference. You may find all other details and confirm your participation here Istanbul is a pretty busy destination. Therefore we recommend you to register and book your accommodation as soon as possible.  Read More

Overcapacity and protectionism to remain key issues in 2013

Overcapacity and protectionism to remain key issues in 2013 The 68th meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Doha on March 3-5, 2013. There were 76 producer representatives amongst the 210 registered delegates from 60 different countries. Yusuf Guven, chairman of the IREPAS Raw Material Suppliers Committee, said that the iron ore inventory strategies implemented in China resulted in increased iron ore... Read More

Next Destination : Doha

Our 68th Meeting will be held on March 3rd to 5th, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel in Doha, Qatar, in conjunction with the SteelOrbis Spring’13 Conference. Other details will be announced soon.  Read More

Short Range Outlook – December 2012

Longing for better market conditions In November, long steel mills worldwide were in general bothered by lack of demand, the rise in scrap prices and the subsequent lack of conversion margins, and therefore continued to reduce production and cut supply into the market. At the same time, demand in the market has declined mostly for seasonal reasons despite the positive sentiment created by the increases in raw material prices. The raw material price... Read More

The programme of Munich meeting

The programme of the SteelOrbis Fall’12 Conference and the 67th IREPAS meeting to be held in Munich is as follows: September 30th, Sunday 18:00 – 19:00 IREPAS Board Meeting 19:00 – 23:00 Welcome Cocktail at Hilton Munich Park Hotel   October 1st, Monday 09:30 – 12:30 IREPAS Committee Meetings 09:30–11:15 Wire Rod & Rebar Suppliers Committee (by invitation only) 09:30–11:15 Billet Suppliers Committee (by invitation... Read More

Short Range Outlook – September 2012

Long steel products market keeps a close eye on China Global business is slowing down further. It seems that the economy in the European Union will continue struggling, and China will create more head ache in international business with its cooling economy. The long steel products market has seen some recovery in activity levels after Ramadan and the summer holidays. However, buyers remain hesitant in some geographical areas and also with regard to... Read More

Short Range Outlook – August 2012

Stagnation prevails in unpredictable long steel market Some customers in certain regions have returned to the long steel products market after a long absence. Nevertheless, for almost all products supply is still greater than demand, resulting in very difficult market conditions. Competition is very strong in the marketplace, and can even be described as fierce in the North American and Asian markets. The oversupply situation in China has worsened... Read More

Peter Marcus to speak in Munich

Mr. Peter Marcus of World Steel Dynamics has confirmed to speak at our 67th meeting in Munich. We would like to thank Peter in advance for his cooperation and contributions.  Read More

Short Range Outlook – July 2012

The bottom of the recent market trend Supply has continued to exceed demand in the long steel products market during the past month. However, some steel mills have already reacted and others are also expected to take necessary actions so that we will see an improved balance between supply and demand towards the end of the year. In fact, with less material now being sold, demand has started to build up. During the past month or so, price competition... Read More

Short Range Outlook – June 2012

The uncertainty in the market is expected to continue for a while The business scenarios in the global marketplace vary from one region to another depending on the economic situation in the different regions. The long products market has been performing relatively better than the flat rolled market mainly due to better balance of supply and demand. However, the increased uncertainty in the EU and very slow demand has created a lot of doubts not only... Read More

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