Netherlands Metals Report Q3 2014

Date: June 4, 2014
Pages: 46
US$ 1,295.00
Report type: Strategic Report
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BMI View: The Netherlands' metals sector is set for sound growth over the coming years as prices for high quality steel remain elevated and encourage production. Steel will continue to dominate the country's metals industry; however, we do not expect any significant new investment over the coming years. Tata Steel, the largest producer in the country is facing up to an increasingly hostile and competitive operating environment with cheap steel and aluminium being exported from China. However, opportunities remain in high-quality steel, of which the Netherlands is a key producer.

Long-Term Growth In Output

In 2012, Dutch steel output experienced a strong decline as the year began with much uncertainty still surrounding the eurozone and the sluggish US economic recovery; however, efforts by eurozone leaders to rectify the European debt crisis as the year progressed were taken as reassurance by businesses and investors in 2012, and so steel production in the Netherlands picked up to close the year with a growth rate of -1.0% year-on-year (y-o-y), reaching 6.87mn tonnes (mnt). This contraction followed growth two years ago that saw output up 4.0% and 28.5% in 2011 and 2010 respectively.
BMI Industry View
Metals SWOT
Industry Forecast
Steel: Growth To Head Higher
  Table: Steel Production & Consumption (000 tonnes, Unless Stated Otherwise) (Netherlands 2009-2018)
  Table: Steel Industry Historical Data (000 tonnes, Unless Stated Otherwise) (Netherlands 2003-2012)
Regulatory Development
  Table: The Netherlands - Political Overview
Commodities Forecast
Monthly Metals Update
Iron Ore: Chinese Stimulus Not A Game Changer
Steel: Gradual Rationalisation Insufficient To Boost Prices
Aluminium: Recent Rally Unlikely To Persist Into H214
Copper: Bearish Forecast Appears Well Placed
Lead: Picking Up Autos Sector Tailwinds
Nickel: Recent Rise To Fall Back In H214
Zinc: Potential Test Of Resistance In Coming Weeks
  Table: Select Commodities - Performance & BMI Forecasts
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)
Competitive Landscape
  Table: Largest Listed European Metals Producers
Company Profile
Tata Steel Limited
  Table: Tata Steel - Key Financial Data
Cross Checks
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