Author Archives: Murat Eryilmaz
The antidumping petition filed by some domestic US steel mills against rebar imported from Turkey and Mexico hit the news headlines in early September. In addition to their claims of dumping of Turkish rebar at low prices in the US market, the US mills in question also allege that Turkish exporters have received subsidies and […]
The special interest of the world’s largest steelmaker ArcelorMittal in Turkish integrated steel producer Erdemir is no secret.
It happens every January (or for the past couple Januarys, at least)—not long after the New Year’s champagne is finished off and the confetti is swept away, members of the steel industry start to wonder if this year will finally be it. In early 2010, the prevalent hope was that things wouldn’t get any worse. […]
What a difference a little networking can make. The attitude of attendees going into the SteelOrbis & IREPAS Fall Conference this September was overwhelmingly pessimistic, but after a few days, a few presentations, a few drinks and a few laughs, the sentiment changed drastically, and steel industry players left St. Petersburg with a smile on […]
What a summer! While heat waves blasted most of the US, demand for steel, unfortunately, remained lukewarm, and even the steel sector that is usually lively during the annual summer doldrums—scrap—followed a curious neutral trend for most grades and regions during the hot months.
Globalization: it’s a trend that’s celebrated and despised, welcomed and protested, anticipated and ignored. But despite the wide range of opinions on the subject, most can agree that globalization is very much a new world order, a further step in the evolution of human civilization.
What a promising start to 2011! Even though rapidly-rising steel prices have been met with a measure of restraint, and the robust levels of purchasing activity were largely based on inventory restocking, the situation did not necessarily inflate into a bubble as many predicted early in the year.