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

China to remove export tax rebates on 146 steel products including rebar and wire rods

China has decided to lift the export tax rebates on 146 kinds of steel products as of May 1, according to an announcement issued on April 28 by the Customs Tariff Commission of China’s State Council. The 146 products include reinforcing bars, wire rods and profiles along with HRC, HR sheet and plate, stainless steel products and some kinds of pipes. The first four digits of the HS codes of the affected steel items are 7205, 7209, 7210, 7212, 7214,... Read More

Australia maintains antidumping duty on rebar imports from China

Australia’s Antidumping Commission has announced that it has decided to maintain the antidumping (AD) duty on rebar imported from China for another five years until April 13, 2026. The sunset review was initiated on July 10, 2020, for the period from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. The existing antidumping duty on rebar up to 50 mm diameter from China was imposed in 2016 at 19 percent. The products in question currently fall under Customs Tariff... Read More

Short Range Outlook : April 2021

Producers dominate in global longs market, outlook appears very positive Lead times are longer than ever in the global long steel products market and there is still strong demand, encouraging mills to continue increasing their prices. The situation has certainly become better from the producers’ point of view. They are all making money and their lead times are elongated. Shortages of material keeps prices and margins high It was somewhat surprising... Read More

Short Range Outlook : March 2021

Spring brings generally bright prospects for global long steel market The current situation and sentiments are generally very good in the global long steel products market. Order books are mostly filled to above average levels. The holiday season is over, winter in the northern hemisphere is coming to an end and vaccinations are progressing. These factors as well as stimulus activities, a will to return to normal, and strong investments are all strong... Read More

Short Range Outlook : February 2021

Sentiment improves in global longs market, concerns remain for February and March Despite some very good margins for December, the global long steel products market is facing more concerns for February and March. China did increase its presence in the export markets and did enter at prices comparable to other sources, but ended up lowering its prices quite quickly. In the current global market circumstances, sentiment is better and so a return to... Read More

Short Range Outlook : January 2021

Short supply in global longs market, full impact of vaccines remains to be seen Supply is still on the short side in the global long steel products market and this situation will probably not change until the second quarter. Chinese demand for raw materials and semi-finished products has been providing the main boost to the markets. As vaccines have started to be released, depleted supply chains have to be replenished, with plans being made for stronger... Read More

China officially announces new standards and allows scrap imports

The China Ministry of Ecology and Environment has announced that starting from January 1, 2021, it officially allows imports of scrap as a recycled steel raw material. Scrap under HS codes 7204100010, 7204210010, 7204290010, 7204410010 and 7204490030 is classified as recycled steel raw material and can be free of the ban. For now only these HS codes were announced as allowed for imports. No further details have been announced officially yet regarding... Read More

Short Range Outlook : December 2020

Global longs market gradually scrabbling back towards normalization The global long steel products market is gradually scrabbling back towards normalization. As effective vaccines are being rolled out, the markets are realizing that we are returning to normal. Business is flourishing. Supply chains are currently restocking and orders are solid, while production levels are not keeping up. Much better situation prevails now in terms of market prices The... Read More

Short Range Outlook : November 2020

Global longs market becomes even more regionalized amid widespread protectionism The global long steel products market is becoming even more regionalized. All the safeguard measures, tariffs and antidumping and countervailing cases are reducing the global exchange of products more and more. The Covid-19 pandemic gives producers in certain markets the pretext to lobby their governments with even more arguments to get their domestic markets protected... Read More

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