Egypt Metals Report Q1 2013

  • ID: 2373663
  • January 2013
  • Region: Egypt
  • 43 pages
  • Business Monitor International


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BMI's Egypt Metals Report for Q113 examines the impact of political developments on domestic demand and output in 2013 and in the medium-term (2013-2017). The report examines the influence of the weak Egyptian pound on the sector and whether depreciation is sufficient to compete in an over-supplied regional market. It also examines the promise of expansion in primary aluminium smelting with Egyptalum seeking to expand production to 400,000 tonnes per annum (tpa). The report also analyses the trends in export markets, particularly in relation to the surge in steelmaking in the Arabian Gulf region.

In the first 10 months of 2012, base effects led to 2.7% growth in crude steel output to 5.56mn tonnes
(mnt). However, flat and long sales on the domestic market were sluggish with rebar at very low levels due to a climate of uncertainty around the elections as well as a slowdown in activity associated with Ramadan. BMI is confident that as the civilian democratic government finds its feet, investment and manufacturing activity will pick up in the months ahead, which should support the upward domestic production trend going forward.

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Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 7

Egypt Business Environment SWOT 7

Industry Forecasts 8

Steel Industry 8
Table: Egypt - Steel Production & Consumption ('000 tonnes, unless otherwise stated) 11
Table: Egypt - Steel Production Historical Data ('000 tonnes, unless otherwise stated) 12

Aluminium 12

Macroeconomic Outlook 13

Economy Set To Turn A Corner? 13
Table: Egypt GDP By Expenditure 15

Commodities Forecast 17

Monthly Metals Update 17
Table: Select Commodities: Performance & BMI Forecasts 29

Steel Forecast 30

Steel To Average US$360/tonne In 2013: Short-Term View 30
Table: Steel Forecast 30
Table: Steel Forecasts 36

Competitive Landscape 37
Table: Ezz Steel Facilities 37

Company Profiles 40

Ezz Steel 40

Aluminium Company of Egypt (Egyptalum) 41

BMI Methodology 42

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 42

Cross Checks 42

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Company Profiles
Ezz Steel
Aluminium Company of Egypt (Egyptalum)

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