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Japan Metals Report Q4 2009 - Product Image

Japan Metals Report Q4 2009

  • Published: October 2009
  • Region: Japan
  • 45 Pages
  • Business Monitor International

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Nippon Steel Corporation
  • Sumitomo Metal Industries
  • MORE

Japan Metals Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, metals associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Japan's metals industry.

Japanese metals producers saw the market downturn ease in Q209 and Q309 as destocking was completed and demand revived with month-on-month (m-o-m) growth, but BMI’s latest Japan Metals Report warns that over-capacity in Asia with massive growth in Korean capacity could thwart a full recovery to prerecession levels in the near term.

The Japanese economy emerged from recession in Q209, but domestic demand remains weak and there is uncertainty over whether an export recovery driven by global government stimulus efforts is sustainable. In the first eight months of 2009, Japanese crude steel output was down 36.0% y-o-y to 52.66mn tonnes. As BMI predicted in our previous quarterly report, the trend in crude output is upward, with no cuts expected in H209. In August output was up 8.5% m-o-m to 8.31mn tonnes, 51.6% up over the low-point seen in February, indicating that the industry was making a steady recovery. However, output was still READ MORE >

Executive Summary

SWOT Analysis
- Japan Political SWOT
- Japan Economic SWOT

Global Metals Market Overview
- Table: World’s Top 10 Steel Producing Countries, 2007 And 2008
- Aluminium Outlook
- Table: BMI Aluminium Forecast
- Copper Outlook
- Table: BMI Copper Forecast
- Metals Price Outlook
- Table: Stock Levels At London Metals Exchange Warehouses (tonnes)
- Global Mining Outlook
- Table: Biggest Chinese Acquisitions In Australia Since 2005
- Table: Global Mining – Top Five Companies By Market Capitalisation (US$mn)
- Table: Global Mining – Key Players’ Future Investment Plans (selected projects)

Regional Overview
- Table: Top 10 Asian Steel Producers, 2007

Industry Forecast Scenario
- Table: Japan’s Metals Industry, 2006-2013

Macroeconomic Outlook
- Table: Japan – Economic Activity, 2004-2013

Competitive Landscape
- Steel
- Table: Top Japanese Steel Producers, Worldwide Capacity, 2007
- Table: Output At Sumitomo Steel Works In Japan, 2007 (’000 tonnes)
- Table: Crude Steel Production At NSC Steel Works In Japan, 2008 (’000 tonnes)
- Table: Crude Steel Production Capacity At JFE Steel Works In Japan (’000 tonnes)
- Aluminium
- Table: Japan Production Of Aluminium And Its Fabricated Products, Q407-Q408 (’000 tonnes)

Company Profiles
- Nippon Steel Corporation
- Sumitomo Metal Industries

Global Assumptions
- Table: Global Assumptions, 2007-2013
- Table: Developed States GDP Growth, 2008-2010
- Table: Emerging Markets GDP Growth, 2008-2010
- Table: Commodity Prices, 2007-2010

BMI Methodology
- How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts
- Cross Checks

- Nippon Steel Corporation
- Sumitomo Metal Industries

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