Taiwan Metals Report Q1 2013

  • ID: 2373645
  • January 2013
  • Region: Taiwan
  • 41 pages
  • Business Monitor International


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BMI's Taiwan Metals Report for Q1 2013 looks at domestic infrastructure spending in Taiwan and how this will affect the prospects of the country's steel makers in 2013. We expect a stronger 2013 for the industry after a very weak 2012.

The Taiwanese steel industry is bearing the full brunt of the slowdown in Asian markets with the worst performance in the region so far this year. Taiwanese crude steel production volumes fell 9.8% year-onyear
(y-o-y) to 17mnt (million tonnes) in the first 10 months of 2012. The industry was not only dealt volume decreases but also price declines given how steel prices in the region performed during the latter half of 2012.

Efforts are underway to improve the competitiveness of the Taiwanese steel industry. The China Steel Corporation (CSC) is looking to improve profitability in an increasingly difficult market environment.

CSC is Taiwan's largest steelmaker, with over 50% of the domestic market. With this in mind it is undertaking reconstruction of its continuous annealing line, which is expected to help produce better products with lower costs and using less electricity.

BMI reports the following forecasts/views:


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Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 6

Taiwan Business Environment SWOT 6

Industry Forecasts 7
Table: Major Infrastructure Projects In Taiwan, 2012-2013 8
Table: Taiwan Steel Industry Production & Consumption, 2009-2017 9
Table: Taiwan Steel Historical Data, 2003-2010 10

Macroeconomic Outlook 11

Structural Growth At Risk 11
Table: Taiwan - Economic Activity, 2009-2016 13

Commodities Forecast 14

Monthly Metals Update 14
Table: Select Commodities: Performance & BMI Forecasts 26

Steel Forecast 27

Steel To Average US$360/tonne In 2013: Short-Term View 27
Table: Steel Forecast 27
Table: Steel Forecasts 33

Competitive Landscape 34

Company Profiles 36

China Steel Corporation 36
Table: China Steel Corporation - Financial Results, 2006-2011 39

BMI Methodology 40

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 40

Cross Checks 40

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Company Profiles
China Steel Corporation

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