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 : July 2020

Global longs demand not as bad as reported, some mills more fortunate than others The situation in the global long steel products market has not changed much since last month. There has been a reduction in both supply and demand around the world, except in China where output keeps growing. Demand in the global long steel products market is indeed not as bad as the newspapers and media outlets report. However, the mills operating at more than 60 percent... Read More

Temporary exemptions to Section 232 tariffs will expire May 1

A report issued late Thursday by US Customs and Border Protection indicates that the temporary exclusions for US steel tariffs under Section 232 will expire as of May 1. Starting that day, all countries of origin will be subject to the 25 percent tariff on US steel imports. The tariffs are effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after March 23, 2018. Countries with temporary exclusions to the tariffs... Read More

IREPAS in Paris: Long steel players continue to look for opportunities amid ongoing challenges

The 72nd meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Paris, France on March 22-24, 2015. There were 95 producer representatives among the 304 registered delegates from 40 different countries. There were also 39 registrations representing 28 different raw material suppliers. On the last day of the conference, producers of long steel products and steel billet, as well as traders and raw material suppliers,... Read More

The program of the 72nd IREPAS meeting

March 22nd, Sunday 19:00 – 22:00 Welcome Cocktail at Intercontinental Paris Le Grand Hotel March 23rd, Monday 09:00 - 09:15 Welcome address by Chairman of IREPAS – Kim Marti 09:15 – 10: 30 SESSION ONE  Low raw material prices and booming Chinese exports: which consequences for the global steel sector? Eric Louvert, BNP Paribas Why The Future Begins – Navigating The Turbulent World of Small Ideas and Grand Narratives Special... Read More

72nd IREPAS meeting will be held in Paris

Our 72nd meeting will be held on March 22nd to 24th, 2015 in Paris, France in conjunction with the SteelOrbis Spring’15 Conference. All details will be announced soon.  Read More