Malaysia Metals Report Q1 2015

Date: December 24, 2014
Pages: 41
US$ 1,295.00
Report type: Strategic Report
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BMI View: Malaysia has a well developed metals sector and is a leading global producer of both steel and tin, However, local producers have been met with increasing pressure from other markets in recent years, with a sharp uptick in Chinese output levels, in particular, leading to downwards pressure on prices and hence production volumes. Out outlook for both the Malaysia steel and tin sectors is therefore one of caution with production growth expected to be moderate over the next few years.

2014 saw Malaysia's steel producers experience falling output and revenues as a flood of cheap imports squeeze prices and margins. With much of this extra supply arriving in the form of cheap products from countries such as China, Indonesia and South Korea, local producers have found themselves hit by falling orders for hot rolled coils as well as other heavily imported steel products. The impact on local steelmills has been considerable with many firms forced to cut capacity in response to growing oversupply. Malaysia is estimated to have imported almost 1.83mnt of steel from China in 2013, including 924,000 tonnes of wire rods, equivalent to 80% of Malaysia's total import volume of the product.
BMI Industry View
Metals SWOT
Industry Forecast
Steel: Import Tariffs To Halt Production Slide
  Table: Steel Production & Consumption (Malaysia 2012-2018)
Tin: Production Growing Again As Prices Stabilise
  Table: Refined Tin Production, Consumption & Balance (Malaysia 2010-2018)
Regulatory Development
  Table: Import Duties - Steel Wire Rods
  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: Malaysia - Financial Data Of Key Listed Companies
Company Profile
Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad
  Table: MSC - Key Financial Data
Cross Checks
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