Short Range Outlook : November 2022

Demand at crisis levels in global longs market, unlikely to improve in coming months Demand in the global long steel products market is either very low or there is no demand at all, depending on the region. Overall demand is less than real supply and possible supply increases. The demand for ferrous materials has also slowed down considerably as industrial outlooks have lost visibility. Energy cost uncertainty and the destruction of demand have led... Read More

IREPAS in Monaco: The current crisis is a once-in-a-generation event

The 87th meeting of IREPAS (the International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Monaco, on October 9-11, 2022, in conjunction with the SteelOrbis Fall ’22 Conference. There were 108 producer representatives from 40 different companies among the 407 registered delegates from a total of 48 different countries. There were also 69 registrations representing 43 different raw material suppliers. At the opening of the conference, Murat... Read More

US DOC continues CVD order on reinforcing bar imports from Turkey

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced the final results of the sunset review on the countervailing duty (CVD) order on rebar from Turkey. The DOC found that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on the given product from the country would be likely to lead to a continuation or recurrence of subsidies. The final subsidy rate is at 15.99 percent for Habas Sinai ve Tıbbi Gazlar İstihsal Endüstrisi A.S. The countervailing duty... Read More

US DOC to continue antidumping orders on rebar from three countries

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced the final results of the sunset reviews of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on reinforcing bar imports from Turkey, Taiwan and Japan. The DOC found that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on the given product from these three countries would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The DOC has determined weighted-average dumping margins of up to 4.17 percent for Turkey, up... Read More

Short Range Outlook : September 2022

Dramatic situation in global long products market, huge uncertainty lies ahead The situation in the global long steel products market is deteriorating as we have entered a rising-cost business cycle. Inventories are lasting a lot longer than expected due to the lack of demand in the market. The situation is dramatic, to say the least, and huge uncertainty lies ahead in the coming month. Europe and rest of the world seem to be two different planets Europe... Read More

US DOC issues preliminary antidumping review results on rebar from Turkey

The US Department of Commerce has announced the preliminary results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on reinforcing bar from Turkey. During the review period from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, Turkish producers were found to have made sales of the subject products at less than normal value. Additionally, the US DOC preliminarily found that Habas made no shipments during the period of review, though it will not rescind the... Read More

Short Range Outlook : July 2022

Demand mostly very weak in global longs market, unlikely to improve in July and August It has become very complicated nowadays to use the word global when talking about the global long steel products market. It seems like there are different globes. Demand has disappeared almost everywhere and commodity prices are down, which definitely forces mills to slow down. The main issue for steel producers is volume and profitability. Adding salt to the wound,... Read More

US DOC issues final antidumping duty review results for rebar from Mexico

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced the final results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on reinforcing bar imports from Mexico for the period between November 1, 2019, and October 31, 2020. Accordingly, the US DOC has determined that Mexican companies’ sales of the subject goods were made below normal value during the period of review. In addition, the DOC found that Deacero did not know that the subject product... Read More

US DOC issues preliminary antidumping duty decision on wire rod from S. Korea

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced the preliminary results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbon and alloy steel wire rod from South Korea. During the review period from May 1, 2020, to April 30, 2021, South Korean steel producer POSCO was found to have not made sales of the given products at less than normal value. Accordingly, the DOC has calculated a weighted-average dumping margin of zero for the company.... Read More

EU’s duty suspension for Ukrainian products

The European Council has adopted a regulation allowing for trade liberalization and other trade concessions with regard to certain Ukrainian products for one year. The council stated that the regulation, which will come into force on June 4, 2022, will apply to the products either in transit from Ukraine to the EU or under customs control in the EU. All antidumping duties and safeguard measures on Ukrainian products are also lifted. According to the... Read More

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