Sweden Metals Report Q1 2013

  • ID: 2373644
  • January 2013
  • Region: Sweden
  • 46 pages
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BMI's Sweden Metals Report for Q113 examines the competitive advantages of the country's steel and aluminium sectors, but warns that dependence on the automotive industry as a major consumer could prove to be a weakness amid the eurozone crisis. The report examines how producers are responding to volatile market conditions and examines trends going forward. The report also analyses the growth and risk management strategies being employed by the leading players in the steel and aluminium sectors, as they seek to maximise the growth opportunities in niche markets, such as energy plants.

The Swedish steel industry's strong recovery from the 2008-09 crash is threatened by the eurozone crisis and there are growing concerns of a significant collapse in output. The export-oriented steel industry,
which depends heavily on the market for special grades used in machine tools and the automotive sector,
continued to witness a decline in 2012. This was largely the result of a corresponding worsening situation in the European automotive market where consumer sentiment was generally subdued due to fiscal retrenchment and other macroeconomic factors. A wind-down of inventory restocking, READ MORE >

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Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 6

Sweden Business Environment SWOT 6

Europe Metals Overview 7

Steel 8

Aluminium 11

Industry Forecast 13
Table: Sweden - Steel Production & Consumption ('000 tonnes, unless stated otherwise), 2009-2017 14
Table: Sweden - Steel Industry Historical Data ('000 tonnes unless stated otherwise), 2003-2010 14

Macroeconomic Outlook 15
Table: Sweden - GDP Contribution To Growth, 2008-2016 18

Commodities Forecast 19

Monthly Metals Update 19
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
Table: Sweden - Steel Capacity 39
Table: Main Steel Producers In Sweden 40

Company Profiles 41


Financial Data 44
Table: UC RUSAL - Financial Data, 2006-2011 44

BMI Methodology 45

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 45

Cross Checks 45

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