Iran steel market Trend in Week 22nd , 2017


Billet price was stable during last week in Iran domestic market. Khouzestan Steel Co billet was transacted at USD 375 /mt ex-work including 9% VAT, but supply level was limited. Khorasan Steel co supply has been unavailable around a month. Other mills billet size 150 mm was being offered at USD 370/mt ex-work including VAT by beginning of the week and improved by USD 1.3 /mt during the week. Billet size 125 mm stayed stable at around USD 367 /mt. Currently Khouzestan Steel co’s billet is not available at IME (Iran Mercantile Exchange). Seems the mill is active in export market.

Billet supply level is limited and long products market is depressed. Due to lack of DRI in the market, improvement in billet price is likely. DRI price has improved currently from USD 185-187.5 /mt to USD 193-195 /mt. Pellet and DRI export has made this shortage. But it’s a chance for long products market as limited billet supply level is a benefit for long products when it is in a depressed market. DRI supply level won’t improve at least till end of Holy Ramadan.


Long Products

Long products market experienced a calm week. Average price of debar diameter 14-25 mm dropped by USD 4/mt to USD 405/mt ex-work including 9% VAT. Esfahan Steel co debar dropped by USD 3 /mt to USD 426 /mt ex-work including VAT.

I-beam price started rising especially for size 18 mm which improved by USD 5 /mt in Esfahan market.

Market was generally quiet and demand level was limited.


Flat Products

HRC 2 mm thickness experienced USD 3 /mt downward trend during last week and reached USD 571 /mt on truck in Anzali including VAT and custom duty. Import level has been limited currently but domestic leader Mobarakeh Steel co products is available a lot. Besides, demand is limited in pipe and profile market.

Size of other thicknesses up to 15 mm didn’t change significantly. Some sizes were down up to USD 8 /mt. For thickness 15 mm or higher downward trend was visible. Kavian co HRP was available in the market but demand is scarce. Oxin co HRP products supply level was limited. The mill is trying to control market but demand is in shortage and prices were down up to USD 5 /mt. Prices won’t improve at least till end of Holy month of Ramadan.

CRC market was downward, prices dropped by up to USD 13/mt. Just for thicknesses 0.5 and 0.60 mm were stable but it’s likely to follow market trend.

HDG market was almost stable with Amir Kabir steel co increased its prices by USD 13 /mt despite down ward trend in CRC and Zinc price globally.


In free market:  Rials 37.320  /1USD

06th June 2017


Iran Steel Service Center

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Jun 6, 2017 01:49
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