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Global steel long-term outlook Q2 2014


Global steel long-term outlook Q2 2014

Report summary

Despite the on-going weakness in the Chinese property market, we have raised our crude steel production forecast by 3Mt for 2014 (to 818Mt, 5% y/y). For China, we expect that investment will again play a key role in this year’s economic growth amid mini-stimulus policies implemented by the government. However, with the absence of any additional support, growth of both steel demand and growth will probably slow more dramatically in 2015...


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  • SMS LT Q2 2014(V2.4).xls XLS - 2.15 MB
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Description

As global demand weakens and commodity prices fall, we're seeing a challenging environment in the metals and mining industry. Mining companies are increasingly coming under pressure to reduce operating costs, causing many to shift their strategic planning, delay new investments and look to long-term future growth.

This Steel Long Term Outlook report provides a detailed breakdown of global supply and demand balances in this market, as well as price forecasts.

Mining companies, investment banks and investors can use this report to understand the future direction of the ferrous and base metals market. It will also help you assess the impact of key industry issues and events on market balances and pricing.

From acquisitions to investments, Wood Mackenzie helps you plan, forecast and benchmark in the metals markets. Our proprietary database and analyst expertise combines robust production, consumption and pricing data with detailed analysis to identify market opportunities.

We give you a holistic view of the ferrous and base metals markets so you have the confidence to make strategic decisions.

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    • Interim forecast update: June 2014
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