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Steel: 2012 in review and the outlook for 2013

Steel: 2012 in review and the outlook for 2013

Report summary

Last year was a particularly dismal year for the global steel industry. A glut of installed capacity continued to overhang a sluggish global market keeping capacity utilization rates at pre-GFC levels. As a result mills possessed little pricing power while continuing to be at the mercy of an ever volatile raw materials market. The key word for 2012 was 'squeeze'! As we have entered the new year, sentiment is certainly more positive, yet how the year may play out remains far from certain.

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  • Steel in 2012 – better forgotten?
  • Steel in 2013 – better than last year?
  • Conclusion

In this report there are 4 tables or charts, including:

  • Steel in 2012 – better forgotten?
    • 2012 was a weak year for many key regions…
    • While overcapacity continued to pressure margins
  • Steel in 2013 – better than last year?
    • China should see a stronger year for demand in 2013
    • Europe's ‘periphery' may drag down the ‘core'
  • Conclusion
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