IREPAS BARCELONA: Global rebar consumption’s outlook positive despite tough market conditions

Global rebar consumption reached 383 million tonnes in 2018, up by 1.8% against 2017 and reaching the highest level of consumption in the last 10 years, according to Celsa Group.

Worldwide rebar consumption in 2019 will not decline lower than it was in 2018 despite toughening market conditions such as uncertainty, volatility, trade wars and a weakening global economy, Celsa Group's international commercial director, Daniel González, forecast at the 80th meeting of the International Rebar Exporters & Producers Association (Irepas), held in Barcelona on April 7-9. Out of the total global rebar consumption figure, 258 million tonnes or 67.4% was consumed by Asian markets in 2018, up from 248 million tonnes in 2017. This region is expected to be the major consumption driver over the next decade. “India and Tiger countries [Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan] will compensate for a possible slowdown in China’s construction sector growth rate, so rebar consumption will continue growing in the next decade,” González...


Vlada Novokreshchenova

April 10, 2019

13:00 GMT