MEPS International Ltd. is a leading provider of steel purchase prices and forecasts, covering twenty-eight countries worldwide, through their regular monthly reports. Details of the company’s main publications are shown on their website. Additional steel price data and a free news service is available.
The company’s client base includes a wide range of multinational corporations, plus a significant number of major industrial and commercial enterprises which are affected by changes in the price of steel in both the near term and future. These include organisations operating in construction, energy, transportation, packaging, and a number of other manufacturing sectors of industry.
MEPS developed its unique method of steel price discovery in the early 1980’s as the need for accurate price data was required after the “manifest crisis” in the EU steel industry at that time. This has proved a popular reference over the subsequent years.
All MEPS published prices relate to values for deals concluded – not mill offers. The latest purchase figures agreed in the market are obtained through discussions with steel buyers. Included in the dialogue, is an exchange of information relating to market conditions – undertaken on a confidential basis.