Germany Metals Report Q1 2015

Date: December 31, 2014
Pages: 58
US$ 1,295.00
Report type: Strategic Report
Delivery: E-mail Delivery (PDF), Download
ID: G16B271C43BEN

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Germany's metals sector will continue to feel the squeeze as output prices remain low and costs stay stubbornly high. We forecast subdued growth in consumption of key metals such as steel, copper and aluminium, chiefly due to a muted outlook for economic activity in the country. Key metal consuming sectors such as autos and construction will remain weak. For autos production, we do not foresee a return to growth until 2018 at the earliest.

Illustrative of challenges faced by the wider metals sector, steel mills will remain under significant pressure, as low output prices squeeze margins. This will encourage consolidation of operations and dampen output growth. We forecast that steel production will post only erratic growth in the coming years, as low prices will continue to bite.
BMI Industry View
Metals SWOT
Industry Forecast
Steel: Only Modest Growth On The Horizon
Production To Remain Under Pressure
  Table: Steel Production & Consumption (Germany 2010-2018)
  Table: Steel Industry Historical Data (Germany 2005-2012)
Aluminium: Weak Prices To Restrain Production Growth
  Table: Aluminium Production & Consumption (Germany 2010-2018)
Copper: Sector To Struggle
  Table: Refined Copper Production, Consumption & Balance (Germany 2010-2018)
Lead: Holding Steady
  Table: Germany - Lead Production & Consumption
Regulatory Development
  Table: Political Overview
Commodities Forecast
Commodity Strategy
Ferrous Metals
Non-Ferrous Metals
Aluminium: Sustained Break Unlikely
Copper: Prices To Decline Further By 2015
Nickel: Increase From Current Lows, But No Return To H114 Highs
Zinc: Tighter Supplies To Be Offset By Subdued Demand
  Table: Select Commodities - Performance & BMI Forecasts
Commodities Forecast
  Table: BMI Steel Price Forecast
Short-Term Outlook (three-to-six months)
Long-Term Outlook
Production Growth Set For Slowdown
Consumption Growth To Disappoint
Downside Risks To Price Outlook
  Table: Steel Data & Forecasts
Competitive Landscape
  Table: Germany - Largest Listed Metals Producers
Company Profile
Company Overview
Company Strategy
Latest Financial Results
Company Details
Financial Data
  Table: ArcelorMittal - Key Financial Data
ThyssenKrupp AG
  Table: ThyssenKrupp - Key Financial Data
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