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The global steel industry is accustomed to challenging environments, but the past 18 months has been one of the most challenging periods ever - no less so for regional flat steel sectors and end-users. First an unprecedented halt in production, followed by phenomenal demand recovery, fueled by low inventories, extended mill lead times, and soaring prices. This trend has continued through 2021 with steel prices repeatedly hitting new record highs. Some industry experts forecast demand and prices to remain elevated for the next 2 years. While some even suggest we are at the start of a commodities super-cycle that could last even longer - underpinned by massive international stimulus in response to Covid-19.
Join our Kallanish Flat Steel Focus 2021 virtual conference on the 16th November to hear experts from across the sector discuss the following key topics and more:
Steel Exporters' Association is one of seven associations which has been operating under the body of General Secretariat of Istanbul Mineral and Metals Exporters' Association (IMMIB). The Association is a non-profit business organization of more than 2,000 companies representing the largest steel producers and exporters in the Turkish steel industry. It carries on its operations with the aim of increasing the export potential of the Turkish steel industry and paves the way for Turkish steel producers/exporters, with main objective to foster and attain sustainable global steel market based on free and fair trade. The Association also solves the problems of its member companies face at home and abroad, provides contact between members and foreign importers in order to ease the export processes, serves up-to-date domestic and global market news, reports and analyses.
To learn more about the Turksh Steel Exporters Association please visit: www.cib.org.tr
Since its establishment in 1928, NASS has been successfully working to promote the interests of steel service centres throughout the UK. NASS is the only trade association covering the whole of the UK steel stockholding industry. NASS members supply steel to UK manufacturing and are a vital link in the supply chain from producer to customer, handling some 8 million tonnes of steel a year, principally to the construction, automotive and engineering industries.
MESTEEL is a Middle East b2b steel portal, providing buyers and sellers with, an in-depth database, steel offers, inquiries, news, jobs, information, events.
SteelData is the largest online steel statistics database on the World, EU and Turkish steel market and industry. It provides accurate and most comprehensive steel statistics in a regular basis on the steel market and industry worldwide. SteelData is the easiest and most comfortable way of getting the most comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date steel market and industry data. Production, consumption, capacity, capacity utilisation, export, import and much more. Take data in the center of your decisions.
EUROMETAL is the European federation of steel tubes and metals distribution and trading. The roots of EUROMETAL date back to 1950, when the European Community for Coal and Steel was created by Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. EUROMETAL members are national federations of steel, metals and tubes distribution as well as distribution, SSC and trading companies having cross border activities in European OECD countries.
GMK Center https://gmk.center/
GMK Center think tank offers comprehensive research and coverage of the developments in the global and Ukrainian mining & metals sector. The company organizes regular sector-specific events to discuss various important issues of industrial development. GMK Center’s areas of focus include:
GMK Center was founded in July 2018. In November 2018, GMK Center, supported by its partner, World Steel Dynamics, one of the most authoritative consulting and analytical companies in the steel industry, launched a web portal for steelmakers.
In a year, the company prepared over 250 reviews on the topics related to steel production, sales markets, national regulatory policies. Our website posted op-eds of around 150 Ukrainian and international experts. 70 top managers in the domestic industrial sector shared their views of industrial development with GMK Center correspondents.
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The global steel industry is accustomed to challenging environments, but the past 18 months has been one of the most challenging periods ever - no less so for regional flat steel sectors and end-users. First an unprecedented halt in production, followed by phenomenal demand recovery, fueled by low inventories, extended mill lead times, and soaring prices. This trend has continued through 2021 with steel prices repeatedly hitting new record highs. Some industry experts forecast demand and prices to remain elevated for the next 2 years. While some even suggest we are at the start of a commodities super-cycle that could last even longer - underpinned by massive international stimulus in response to Covid-19. How does this scenario align with the longer-term steel sector trends of overcapacity, consolidation, and regional protectionism? Has global overcapacity restructuring and growing regional protectionism set a new equilibrium of high prices and short supply? Will new capacity additions around the world ease the supply tensions? How will the latest extension of European safeguard measures, and the US-EU 232 trade discussions impact trade flows, steel supply gaps, volumes, and price? What do producers, traders and steel end-users expect for the medium to longer term? Our panel of experts will offer their views on the challenges and opportunities facing the global coil markets. Our panel of experts will offer their views on the challenges and opportunities facing the global coil markets.
Soaring steel prices in first half 2021, have continued to climb but at slower rates, while some regions outside US and Europe have recorded corrections in both steel and raw materials prices, partly attributed to a summer lull and rising covid restrictions in some regions. Wide differences in coil prices exist between regions around the world, sustained by increasing trade barriers that have become a central theme of global steel markets in recent years. Production curbs in China have supported domestic steel prices and undermined iron ore and scrap prices. Could the recent fall in Iron ore prices trigger a further decline in steel prices elsewhere? Meanwhile, the ongoing global semiconductor shortage is forcing automakers around the world and particularly in USA to extend their buying throughout the year, driving record high prices in North America. While in Europe, the realisation of delayed automotive production due to semiconductor shortages could further exacerbate coil shortage already seen in the region. Today, steel demand in most regions outstrips supply. How will regional trade barriers and international stimulus impact prices? To what extent have flat steel buyers in the US and Europe been able to absorb continuously increasing prices and reflect them in their own margins? How will the flat steel price dynamic play out in the months ahead as capacity, consolidation, trade barriers and regionalization continue to be central in today’s market? Our panel of experts will offer their views on the challenges and opportunities facing the global steel industry.
Market fundamentals have changed since the end of 2020. Supply, demand and price have been overshadowed by volumes, mill lead times and delayed deliveries. Steel demand is slated to remain strong for the next 2 years supported by a global economic recovery in the manufacturing sector. That said, how long can steel end-users continue to pay elevated steel prices? Can steel end-users pass this cost on to their customers, or will they reduce their steel purchases and cut manufacturing output? With order books throughout the supply chain filling quickly and lead times being extended, the situation for automotive, construction and white goods sectors reliant on just-in-time deliveries has been exacerbated by frequent delivery delays becoming the norm. However, the situation is not the same across all regions. How will this distortion affect the competitiveness of steel end-users in their home and export markets? To address these trends we bring together analysts, steel industry executives, and leading steel end-users to share updates and forecasts on market developments and end-user demand across Europe, Turkey CIS and India.
Making firm forecasts on the long-term future of steel amid the current unprecedented macro-economic environment is almost impossible. Nevertheless, many regional steelmakers across Europe, CIS and Turkey have announced ambitious plans to cut CO2 emissions by 2030 and beyond. Various technologies for steelmaking decarbonisation already exist or are coming online soon, including CDA (hydrogen and electricity-based steelmaking), CCS, and CCU. However, these technologies will result in higher production costs for steel. Is there sufficient end-user demand and appetite to pay higher prices for ‘green steel’? Is there policy support and regulatory framework in place to make the transition economical? What must be done to ensure a level playing field while a 2-tier supply chain exits? How close are Russian and European steel producers to securing economically viable supplies of green hydrogen for hydrogen steelmaking? Will the recent hike in carbon prices on the European Emissions Trading System drive steelmakers into making decarbonisation investments? How do Turkish and Russian steel producers view the impact of the proposed European carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM)? In this panel, industry experts will discuss these questions and more on the future of the green steel transition across the regions and the influences from global developments and sustainability challenges.
The programme was last updated on the 3rd September 2021.
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