Malaysia Metals Report Q4 2014

Date: October 15, 2014
Pages: 48
US$ 1,295.00
Report type: Strategic Report
Delivery: E-mail Delivery (PDF), Download
ID: M01075A8D84EN

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BMI View: Malaysia's has one of the most developed metals industries in the Asia-Pacific region, however, the industry has found itself increasingly challenged by the pricing strategies of other regional producers which have increasingly started to affect companies profit margins.

The Q4 2014 Malaysia Metals Report analyses developments with the country's steel and tin sectors as well as the strategies being undertaken by companies as they face into an increasingly challenging operating environment. H2 2014 will see Malaysia's status as a leading steel producer come under threat as output growth is set to fall from 8.1% year-on-year (y-o-y) in 2013, to 5.4% this year. The increasing threat posed by Chinese exporters, who have been able to lower prices on a number of products both on the domestic market as well as internationally, is starting to cut into the operating margins of Malaysian producers, many of whom are now expect to begin limiting their capacity utilisation. A more conservative operating will see the country's total steel production growth begin to decelerate over the next few years, a trend that will see Malaysia surrender its status as the fastest growing steel sector in the Asia-Pacific region.
BMI Industry View
Metals SWOT
Industry Forecast
Steel: Producers Face Narrowing Margins
  Table: Steel Production & Consumption (Malaysia 2012-2018)
Tin: Output To Stabilise On Higher Prices
  Table: Refined Tin Production, Consumption & Balance (Malaysia 2012-2018)
Regulatory Development
  Table: Import Duties - Steel Wire Rods
  Table: Political Overview
Commodities Forecast
Commodity Strategy
Ferrous Metals:
Iron Ore: Bounce Won't Last, Weakness In 2015
Steel: Long Road To Price Recovery
Non-Ferrous Metals:
Aluminium: Elevated Prices In Coming Weeks
Copper: Strength To Turn To Weakness By Q414
Lead: Price Bounce Underway
Nickel: Prices To Cool In Coming Months
Tin: Market Tightness To Drive Prices Higher
Zinc: Prices To Moderate By Q414
  Table: Select Commodities - Performance & BMI Forecasts
Commodities Forecast
  Table: BMI Steel Price Forecast
Short-Term Outlook
Core View
Surplus Set To Slim
Production: Reining In Growth
Consumption: Deceleration Ahead
No Respite From Chinese Exports Over Coming Months
Arbitrage Set To Grow Between East And West
Risks To Price Outlook
  Table: Steel Data & Forecasts
  Table: Global Steel Prices By Region & Product, USD/tonne (average)
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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