France Metals Report Q2 2011

  • ID: 1773516
  • April 2011
  • Region: France
  • 41 Pages
  • Business Monitor International
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The France Metals Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, metals associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on France's metals industry.

French steelmaking will be undermined by a decline in competitiveness as the slowing rate of consumption growth will benefit imported steel products over domestically produced steel, while margins will be put under pressure by the rising costs of raw materials.

In 2010, French crude steel output grew 20.1% y-o-y to 15.41mn tonnes as trade fuelled growth in production. BMI estimates that French finished steel consumption grew 15.2% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 14.76mn tonnes, but was still 24% down on the 2007 peak. The closure of two French mills by ArcelorMittal depressed output in H210. France’s basic steel product and ferroalloy exports totalled EUR9.51bn, an increase of 24.6% y-o-y. France’s steel exports value in 2010 was still 20.9% below 2008 levels. Despite growth in exports, the country’s trade surplus in steel products narrowed as imports of basic steel and ferroalloy products grew 30.5% y-o-y to EUR8.91bn, READ MORE >

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Executive Summary
SWOT Analysis
France Metals Industry SWOT
France Political SWOT
France Economic SWOT
Steel To Average US$580/Tonne In 2011

Table: BMI’s Steel Forecasts

Table: Steel Prices (US$m/t)
Commodity Strategy - Metals Update
Regional Overview
Industry Forecast Scenario

Table: France’s Metals Industry (‘000 tonnes unless stated)
Macroeconomic Forecasts

Table: France - Economic Activity, 2007-2015
Competitive Landscape

Table: Metals Industry - Key Facilities
Company Profiles
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Global Assumptions Q211

Table: Global Assumptions, 2009-2015

Table: Regional Real GDP Growth, 2010-2013 (% change y-o-y)

Table: Selected Exchange Rates, 2010-2013 (average)
Developed States

Table: Developed States’ GDP Growth, 2010-2013 (% change y-o-y)
Emerging Markets

Table: Emerging Market’s GDP Growth, 2010-2013 (% change y-o-y)
Consensus Forecasts

Table: Consensus Forecasts, 2011 And 2012
BMI Methodology
How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts
Cross Checks
Country Snapshot: France Demographic Data
Section 1: Population

Table: Demographic Indicators, 2005-2030

Table: Rural/Urban Breakdown, 2005-2030
Section 2: Education and Healthcare

Table: Education, 2002-2005

Table: Vital Statistics, 2005-2030
Section 3: Labour Market And Spending Power

Table: Employment Indicators, 2000-2005

Table: Consumer Expenditure, 2000-2012 (US$)

Table: Average Annual Wages, 2000-2012

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