STEEL REPORTS & PUBLICATIONS
The steel sector is truly global. Changes in
one area can significantly affect the situation in other parts of
the world. An understanding of steel prices can be an
important factor in company profitability for users, producers and
points in the cycle can be critical.
Subscription to MEPS newsletters keeps you abreast of current and
future pricing issues and put you ahead of the game.
Who Subscribes to MEPS?
MEPS has over 1000 subscribers in 94 countries
worldwide. MEPS steel prices cover 90% of global consumption. All
the main steel companies throughout the world are subscribers to MEPS Publications. Other significant subscribers include the major
energy companies, manufacturers of automobiles, home appliance,
construction and farm machinery, building and construction
companies. We also have a considerable portfolio of second tier
manufacturing companies which have steel as an important input cost.
But it's not just steel producers and users who depend on our
information, we have many customers in the financial services sector
(banks, investment companies, stockbrokers etc.) in addition to
government departments and major institutions. The key reason
such a varied number of people are interested in steel prices is
because it is a key element of cost and profitability for a wide
range of industries.
We produce a family of eight monthly reports focusing
on all the important issues in the international steel scene. New
features have been added - including steel price forecasts. These have
been designed to provide extra information to enable us to continue
to supply the most up to date, reliable independent analysis
of the steel sector worldwide.
These are in the form of short but detailed
reports for easy presentation. Each issue is prepared from "in
depth" research into steel market conditions and price trends in the
relevant region under investigation. We undertake extensive
discussions with end-users, service centres and steel traders
actively operating in the market for each product category. The data
collected is analysed and evaluated for presentation in a coherent
format useful to our clients. We pride ourselves on being the world
leader in the provision of accurate steel price information.
Tables are published showing high and low prices
for the most popular product categories and grades. These values are
acknowledged as the benchmark for pricing in each country. They are
used by steel consumers in a wide range of manufacturing and
construction sectors. Our clients also include steel processors,
traders, stockholders and steel mills, to obtain an accurate but
independent viewpoint of both local and foreign markets. In
addition, these reports are utilised by industry analysts, bankers
and government departments to keep abreast of current trends within
Each monthly review incorporates narrative, highlighting the
important tendencies on supply, demand and price. These comments are
an extremely useful adjunct to the main price tables to enable our
clients to understand the likely market trends. Finally, these
regular reports are often used as the reference for price agreements
between customers and mills. We know that well over one million
tonnes of steel is purchased using the MEPS values as the index for
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WORLD STEEL OUTLOOK
Crude steel and pig iron production
forecasts are made for forty of the top steel producing
nations. Also included is detailed analysis and future trends
for quarterly output of the nine main rolled steel products
(Hot Rolled Coil, Hot Rolled Plate, Cold Rolled Sheet, Coated
Sheet, Wire Rod, Sections and Beams, Rebar and Merchant Bar)
in the US, Canada, Brazil, EU, China, Taiwan, South Korea and
Japan. From trade data we are also able to prepare
apparent consumption forecasts.
GLOBAL IRON AND STEELMAKING - A
FIVE YEAR FORECAST
This annual report is a five
year outlook on the global steel scene. We assess the
latest steel consumption figures. Using these, and our
knowledge of market trends, we then estimate the likely
short term production in the top fifty six producing
countries worldwide. Longer term predictions are made from
an analysis of economic tendencies and cycles within the
steel markets in different parts of the world.