Belgium Metals Report Q3 2014

Date: May 14, 2014
Pages: 51
US$ 1,295.00
Report type: Strategic Report
Delivery: E-mail Delivery (PDF), Download
ID: B9677231E4FEN

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BMI View: 2014 will see further contraction in Belgian steel production as steelmakers look to stem oversupply through reducing capacity at key facilities. Nevertheless, there are signs the contraction in output levels are tailing off as the market reaches a more balances supply-demand equilibrium while there is also potential for growth in demand for certain, niche products.

The Q3 2014 Belgium Metals Report assesses the health the country's metals sector, with a focus on the production of crude steel and related finished steel products. Our analysis assesses the outlook for the steel sector against the backdrop of weak Eurozone growth and sluggish demand and evaluates the strategies being employed by the country's steelmakers as they look to weather the storm.

While the overriding trend among local producers over the past few years has been to downsize production capacity, Q214 saw Belgium's largest steelmaker ArcelorMittal makes upgrades worth EUR18mn to its Industeel steel production facility in Charleroi.
BMI Industry View
Metals SWOT
Industry Forecast
Steel: Eurozone Growth To Bring Little Upside For Producers
  Table: Belgium - Steel Production & Consumption ('000 tonnes, unless stated otherwise)
  Table: Belgium- Steel Industry Historical Data ('000 tonnes, unless stated otherwise)
Regulatory Development
  Table: Political Overview
Commodities Forecast
Steel Price Forecast
  Table: BMI Steel Forecast
Short-Term Outlook
Core View
Global Steel Glut To Persist
Production: Rationalisation In The Long Term
Consumption: Growth Decelerating
Excessive Chinese Exports
Growing Arbitrage Between East & West
Risks To Price Outlook
  Table: Steel Data & Forecasts
  Table: Global Steel Prices By Region & Product, US$/tonne (ave)
Commodity Strategy
Iron Ore: Fading Iron Will
Steel: Global Glut To Weigh On Prices
Aluminium: Fundamentals To Remain Weak
Copper: All Eyes On China
Lead: Outperforming Its Troubled Peers
Nickel: Monthly Outperformer
Tin: Outperforming A Weak Field
Zinc: Further Consolidation Likely
  Table: Select Commodities - Performance & BMI Forecasts
Competitive Landscape
  Table: Financial Breakdown Of Companies Operating In Belgium
Company Profile
Company Overview
Company Strategy
Latest Financial Results
Company Details
Financial Data
  Table: ArcelorMittal - Key Financial Data
Recent Financial Data
  Table: Alcoa - Key Financial Data
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