Short Range Outlook : June 2024

Gloom persists in global longs market, no sign yet of corner being turned Demand in the global long steel products market continues to lag behind supply and the bottom of the market may not have been seen yet. The steel volumes being produced and being consumed are not growing. On the contrary, they are down in most regions. A lot depends on China Everyone one is expecting some move from Beijing, to slow down exports from China. The iron ore price... Read More

The 91st IREPAS meeting will be held in Paris, France

The 91st IREPAS meeting will be held on September 15-17, 2024 in Paris, France in conjunction with the SteelOrbis Fall’24 Conference. Details will be announced later.  Read More

IREPAS in Berlin : Weak demand, great uncertainty and aggressive Asian exports

The 90th meeting of IREPAS (the International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Berlin on April 28-30 in conjunction with the SteelOrbis Spring’24 Conference. There were 104 representatives from 41 different producers among the 445 registered delegates from a total of 57 different countries. There were also 91 registrations representing 52 different raw material suppliers. At the opening of the conference, Murat Cebecioglu,... Read More

The program of the 90th meeting in Berlin

Day 1: Sunday, April 28, 2024 19:00 – 22:00                   Welcome cocktail at InterContinental Berlin   Day 2: Monday, April 29, 2024 09:00 – 09:15                  Welcome address by Chairman of IREPAS   09:15 – 09:45                   SESSION ONE – Critical changes in the global long steel markets - Long products market outlook Overview of global construction... Read More

Short Range Outlook : March 2024

No improvement in supply-demand balance in global longs market, Asian exports may surge The supply and demand balance in the global long steel products market has not improved compared to previous months. Unfortunately, the positive expectations after the Chinese New Year holidays have not materialized. It seems Chinese exporters will continue to be aggressive, which of course will also drive other Asian exporters (Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan and South... Read More

Short Range Outlook : December 2023

Global longs producers face various cost increases amid insufficient demand There has been some increase in demand-driven purchases in the global long steel products market but the question is whether consumption will continue to follow. We are in the holiday season and therefore not much demand is expected for the rest of the year. The winter season will also push up energy prices and, overall, mills will face cost increases. EAF-based steel mills’... Read More

Russia officially imposes export duties for most steel and raw materials until end of 2024

Russia’s government has adopted a decision to implement export duties for certain categories of products, including steel and raw materials. The export tax will be applicable from October 1, 2023 until December 31, 2024. “The regulation is adopted in order to support the optimal ratio of the local consumption and exports. The imposed decision will help protecting the local market from the unconditional increase of the prices. The flexible export... Read More

IREPAS in Istanbul: Uncertainty prevails in slow market with weak demand

The 89th meeting of IREPAS (the International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Istanbul on September 17-19, marking the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the association, in conjunction with the SteelOrbis Fall ’23 Conference. There were 217 representatives from 61 different producers among the 783 registered delegates from a total of 59 different countries. There were also 105 registrations representing 55 different raw... Read More

Short Range Outlook : June 2023

Global longs market impacted by variety of negative factors, especially low consumption The supply and demand balance in the global long steel products market is not getting any better and the main export destinations are requiring lower offers almost every week. The overriding issue for the market is volume and the lack of volume which is in effect coming from the lack of consumption. Consumption has unfortunately not recovered yet from the pandemic.... Read More

Short Range Outlook : April 2023

International business shrinks in global long products market, outlook unsatisfactory Global business and its international scope have been facing some challenging times recently, with declining imports and exports and a lack of supply-demand balance in the global long products market. The reduced total production in 2022 is carrying over into 2023 and is able to satisfy actual consumption. This has resulted in an aversion to imported steel due to... Read More

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