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Home > MEPS Steel News - 28.04.2016


According to MEPS, the business environment remains challenging in Brazil. Domestic distributors are extremely reluctant to purchase material in, what they deem as, tricky market conditions.

Price volatility has restricted buying activity in the Russian Federation. Local trading houses have questioned the necessity of the latest round of price hikes. The majority of steel users believe that the latest initiative is unjustified and not supported by underlying demand.

The outlook for India is unchanged. The Joint Plant Committee (JPC) has reported that domestic finished steel consumption in the first eleven months of the fiscal year ending March 2016, totalled 65.93 million tonnes - up 3.6 percent compared with the corresponding period in the previous fiscal year.

The second quarter is expected to be a difficult trading period for the Ukrainian steel industry. The local association of metal producers, Metallurgprom, has forecast that finished steel production in May will reach 2.2 million tonnes – up 0.1 percent compared with March’s daily output.

Business sentiment remains tepid amongst Turkish traders. The majority are worried that their domestic suppliers will ignore market conditions and continue to issue double digit price increases.

Procurement activity remains slower than expected in the United Arab Emirates. Local traders are tightly controlling inventory levels. Purchasing attitudes have been unsettled by the aggressive pricing strategies adopted by foreign suppliers. Emirati rolling mills raised their selling figures for June and July’s production.

The business climate in the Mexican steel market is unchanged. Local distributors are wary of holding too much inventory over the next two months, fearing a price correction.

Source: MEPS - Developing Markets Steel Review - April Edition

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