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Steel rebar prices experience hike due to uncertain supply scenario

Pakistan’s uncertain economy sees an uptrend after the assurance of timely polling date of election 2024. Investors are now confident to invest in various sectors. So, real estate industry witnesses an upsurge. That’s why, Steel rebar prices experience hike due to uncertain supply scenario. Building infrastructure goes on developing due to government and private projects around the country. Nexthome.pk follows the fluctuations in building materials. As steel is a vital material for construction lines. Therefore, we bring you an insightful analysis on steel prices in Pakistan.

Why the Steel Prices Increase

A sharp Increase in steel prices has occurred shortly after a reduction of PKR 10,000 per ton. The change in price got in observation after just over a week ago fluctuating market value. As per the provided details, this increase in steel prices in Pakistan, effective from October 31. Though, it brings steel rebar prices to a range of PKR 259,000 to PKR 264,000 per ton. So, such an u predictable factor marks a significant rise from the previous range of PKR 250,000 to PKR 258,000 per ton recorded on October 20, 2023.

Affect on Construction Sector

The abrupt surge In steel prices is causing concerns about potential shortages in the upcoming weeks. The current steel supply situation remains uncertain. So, it would display fluctuating trends in the real estate developments. The rise in prices is attributed to various factors. The factors include the possibility of unforeseen disruptions in raw material procurement and short-term fluctuations in the rupeedollar exchange rate.

Real Estate Development Under Impact

The increase in steel prices in Pakistan is likely to have a significant impact on the construction sector. Construction projects such as infrastructure development and real estate ventures. Though, it may face higher costs due to the elevated steel prices. This could lead to budget overruns and potentially slow down the pace of construction activities.

Advice to Construction Stakeholders

Contractors and developers might need to reassess project budgets and timelines to accommodate the higher steel prices. Therefore, it could, in turn, affect overall project feasibility. Additionally, if steel prices continue to rise, it may contribute to an increase in property prices. Such an upsurge in steel prices will affect on housing to make it less affordable for potential buyers and home builders.

Final Words

In summarizing the analysis, the analysts of Nexthome.pk tends advice to the construction stakeholders in Pakistan to hold on their projects until the General elections in Pakistan. Otherwise, they might experience challenges such as increased project costs, potential delays, and adjustments in market dynamics due to the impact of rising steel prices. For reliable consultancy on investment in Pakistani real estate market. Explore our online digital property portal or dial 0304-111-0309.

 

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