Metals Webinar

How Covid-19 and increased protectionism are reshaping Turkish scrap and rebar markets?

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June 9, 2020
10:00 - 11:00am, BST

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S&P Global Platts

S&P Global Platts Metals Webinar: Pandemic and Politics: The Turkish scrap and longs market?

The Turkish steel market has been buffeted by growing protectionism over the last few years, pushing mills to diversify their exports and improve their competitiveness in new markets. Now the coronavirus pandemic has further hit finished steel demand, as well as tightened scrap supply amid lockdown restrictions globally.

Join S&P Global Platts specialists for our Pandemic and Politics: The Turkish scrap and longs market webinar to discuss how COVID-19 and increasing protectionism is reshaping the Turkish scrap and rebar markets. Get updates on current market dynamics, the latest industry pricing and news, and submit questions to our Metals team as they discuss the topics below:

  • Changing trade flows Turkish scrap and steel
  • Scrap, billet and rebar
  • Trade policy update
  • Price developments scrap and rebar markets
  • Volatility amid tight supply and poor finished steel demand
  • Turkey ARC relative strength indicator
  • Latest margins in the region
  • Outlook – what are the key issues for the markets now?



Laura Varriale

Managing Editor
S&P Global Platts

Laura Varriale is Managing Editor of the Platts Ferrous Metals team in our London office which includes pricing and market coverage of long and flat steel as well as scrap markets in the EMEA region. Laura has been reporting on European flat steel prices and steel market news for more than four years at Platts. Previous to Platts she worked as a reporter covering the battery and energy storage markets. Laura holds a Master’s Degree from Humboldt University Berlin and received a Gold Standard Diploma from the UK National Council for the Training of Journalists.

Viral Shah

Senior Market & Pricing Analyst
S&P Global Platts

Viral Shah is a senior market and pricing analyst at S&P Global Platts, covering the scrap and long steel pricing complex, predominantly focusing on Turkey and the EU markets. He has covered the EMEA steel markets for over four years, and holds a financial journalism MA from City University London and Aarhus University, Denmark, as well as a BA in English Literature from the University of Warwick.


Wojtek Laskowski

Steel Pricing Specialist
S&P Global Platts

Wojtek Laskowski is a steel pricing specialist focusing on the CIS ferrous products export (FOB Black Sea) including pig iron, billet, slab and finished steel.


Hector Forster

Senior Editor, Steel Raw Materials and Metals Analysis
S&P Global Platts

Joined Platts in 2008 and is currently Senior Editor, for steel raw materials and metals analysis globally, based in London. He led the launch of Platts Atlantic coking coal spot assessments in 2012, iron ore pellet premiums and covered steel products, ferrous scrap and coal markets. Prior, he was energy industry and markets reporter at Bloomberg News, covering oil and gas, utilities, commodity traders in Japan and Asia-Pacific, Russia from Tokyo. At Dealogic in London, provided research and analysis of project finance transactions in energy, infrastructure, and telecoms. Graduate of BA (Hons) in European Business Studies with Spanish, including Erasmus program in Spain, and in 2018 obtained the Certificate in International Trade and Finance CITF qualification.