Austria Metals Report Q1 2013

  • ID: 2373282
  • January 2013
  • Region: Austria
  • 47 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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  • Austria Metall AG
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BMI's latest Austria Metals Report assesses the prospects for growth in the steel industry over the medium-term following a decline in both consumption and output in 2012. It examines the risk and investment strategies of leading players in the industry. It also examines the impact of a decline in the eurozone, particularly the German market, on Austrian exports.

The performance of Austria's steel industry deteriorated in the first 10 months of 2012 when crude output declined 3.8% y-o-y to 6.23mnt. Austrian steelmaking has suffered from the structural oversupply of standard grades, which has driven down prices on the EU market despite cutbacks in output. This has put downward pressure on margins, although there is no immediate sign of any idling of capacity. Although volume has contracted, Austria still outperformed the 4.6% contraction reported for the whole of the EU.

Austria's dominant steelmaker Voestalpine is also upbeat, expressing its confidence that business will pick up. While volume may not increase, sales could be boosted by a rise in product prices. Capacity constraints will prevent any further significant growth in crude steel beyond pre-crisis levels over READ MORE >

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Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 6

Austria Business Environment SWOT 6

Europe Metals Overview 7

Steel 8

Aluminium 11

Industry Forecasts 13
Table: Austria - Steel Industry Production & Consumption ('000 tonnes, unless stated otherwise) 14
Table: Austria - Steel Industry Historical Data ('000 tonnes, unless stated otherwise) 15

Macroeconomic Outlook 16

Eurozone Woes Weigh On Economic Growth 16
Table: Austria - Economic Activity 18

Commodities Forecast 19

Monthly Metals Update 19

Iron Ore: Temporary Resilience 21

Steel: No Sustained Recovery 23

Aluminium: Resistance To Be Tested 25

Copper: Chinese Stockpiles Present Downside Risk 26

Lead: Range-Trade Ahead 27

Nickel: No Return To 2012 Highs 28

Tin: Continued Outperformance 29

Zinc: Little Room For Optimism 30
Table: Select Commodities: Performance & BMI Forecasts 31

Steel Forecast 32

Steel To Average US$360/tonne In 2013: Short-Term View 32
Table: Steel Forecast 32
Table: Steel Forecasts 38

Competitive Landscape 39

Company Profiles 40

Voestalpine 40

Austria Metall AG 41

Demographic Outlook 42
Table: Austria's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 43
Table: Austria's population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 44
Table: Austria's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 45
Table: Austria's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 45

BMI Methodology 46

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 46

Cross Checks 46

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