South Korea Metals Report Q1 2015

Date: December 10, 2014
Pages: 51
US$ 1,295.00
Report type: Strategic Report
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BMI View: South Korean metals consumption growth is set to moderate in 2015, as the country's exports of manufactured goods are hit by a global economic slowdown and an expected contraction in Europe. South Korea is a major producer of steel and slab zinc, but domestic mining output of ferrous and nonferrous metals is small and reliant on imports for the raw materials required by the metals industry. Domestically produced metals and metal products are fundamental to the country's industrial base, as well as trade.

South Korea has very small reserves of copper and the production level of both mined and refined copper is insufficient to meet domestic demand. The country has to rely on imports to supplement domestic production, and is the world's sixth largest importer of refined copper and the world's fifth largest importer of copper blisters and anodes, which are unrefined forms of copper.
BMI Industry View
Slowdown Across Sectors
Metals SWOT
Industry Forecast
Steel: Surplus Set To Expand As Demand Slows
Demand Growth To Slow As Economy Weakens
  Table: Steel Production & Consumption (South Korea 2010-2018)
  Table: South Korea - Steel Production And Trade, 2003-2011 ('000 tonnes, unless stated otherwise)
Copper: Growing Production To Reduce Imports
  Table: Refined Copper Production, Consumption & Balance (South Korea 2010-2018)
Zinc: Korea Zinc To Drive Growth
  Table: Refined Zinc Production, Consumption & Balance (South Korea 2010-2018)
Regulatory Development
  Table: South Korea - Political Overview
Commodities Forecast
Steel: Prices To Head Higher From 2016
  Table: BMI Steel Price Forecast
Short-Term Outlook (three-to-six months)
Long-Term Outlook
Production: Chinese Rationalisation Measures To Bite
Consumption: Slowing Demand Growth On The Horizon
Burgeoning Chinese Exports Will Not Last
Eurozone Growth Downgrade Highlights Long Road To Recovery
Risks To Price Forecast
  Table: Steel Data & Forecasts
Monthly Metals Strategy
Ferrous Metals
Non-Ferrous Metals
  Table: Select Commodities - Performance And BMI Forecasts
Competitive Landscape
Recent Developments
  Table: Largest Metal Companies - Financial Data
Company Profile
  Table: POSCO - Financial Results
Korea Zinc
  Table: Korea Zinc - Financial Results
Cross Checks
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