DAILY SCRAP REPORT: Deep-sea scrap lull continues as market awaits confirmation of US rebar import price

The Turkish deep-sea scrap market remained quiet on Tuesday May 21, while steel mills continued to negotiate rebar sales to the United States and scrap merchants awaited signs of a clearer market direction.

The US reduced its tariff on steel imports from Turkey to 25%, from 50%, on May 17, bringing the country back in line with other prospective suppliers to the US market. Following the news, scrap suppliers pulled their existing offers, hoping to see a rise in prices. “Scrap suppliers withdrew their offers and everybody is now waiting [on] the workable price for rebar...


Cem Turken

May 21, 2019

16:15 GMT