Flat & Long Products Composite Index Forecasts

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At MEPS, our World Carbon Steel Index Forecasts are more than just data tables. Our expertly researched and dependable 12-month index forecasts for a range of carbon steel products are designed to help businesses like yours plan for the future and gain a competitive edge. 

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Our dedicated team of steel index analysts draws on years of industry experience and research to formulate our forecasts. We take into account a range of factors, including global economic trends, supply and demand dynamics, and geopolitical events to provide the most accurate and reliable forecasts possible. Our team also continuously monitors the market via our extensive contact network to ensure our forecasts are based on the latest data. 

By using MEPS World Carbon Steel Index Forecasts, you can make informed decisions about your business's future, including purchasing decisions, investment strategies, and production planning. Our forecasts help you anticipate market trends and stay ahead of the competition. 

We offer 5 years of historical data as standard with your subscription, giving you even more insights into past market trends and helping you to make better-informed decisions for the future. All subscription rates are for a single-user licence. Multi-user licences are also available. If you require further information, please contact us. We also supply extensively researched steel index forecasts for a wide range of other markets, so be sure to check out our steel index forecasts for other products and markets. 

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  • 12 month forecasts for individual steel products
  • Latest prices updated monthly
  • 5 years historical data included
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Index based on prices in US dollars per tonne. January 1997 = 100

MonthWorld Flat ProductsEurope Flat ProductsNorth America Flat ProductsAsia Flat ProductsWorld Long ProductsEurope Long ProductsNorth America Long ProductsAsia Long Products
Apr-2023253.7246.4303.9202.4280.1265.7349.6220.0
May-2023236.1234.2273.1194.5273.8257.5348.4210.0
Jun-2023208.4199.5233.7188.0262.3232.1339.6209.1
Jul-2023204.7196.0234.7178.8258.7227.9339.3202.1
Aug-2023197.5192.3217.9179.0249.4222.9322.5196.7
Sep-2023188.0187.6197.5177.3245.5216.8320.2193.3
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Flat Products Composite Index 

MEPS regional average flat products composite indices are derived from a weighted average of prices for hot rolled coil (HRC), hot rolled plate (HRP), cold rolled coil (CRC), hot dipped galvanised coil (HDG) and electro zinc coated coil (EZ). The weighting is based on the consumption of individual flat products in a specified region. Prices are collected in the appropriate local currency and converted into US dollars to provide a basis for comparison. Indices are calculated by comparing the current price with the corresponding value in January 1997. This base value has an index number of 100. 

 

Long Products Composite Index 

MEPS regional average long products composite indices are computed from a weighted average of prices for wire rod, sections & beams, rebar and merchant bar. The weighting is based on the consumption of individual long products in a specified region. Prices are collected in the appropriate local currency and converted into US dollars to provide a basis for comparison. Indices are calculated by comparing the current price with the corresponding value in January 1997. This base value has an index number of 100.