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Thailand Steel Industry
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Thailand Steel Industry 2H11

Thailand: Steelcovers the global, ASEAN and Thailand steel industry overview, the country's industry performance in terms of production, capacitlity utilisation, imports and exports and prices. It also covers the market trends in terms of investment, anti-dumping duties, impact of Thai floods, impact of Chinese exports, government strategies and market outlook, plus the comparative matrix and SWOT analysis for the industry leading players: Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public Company Limited (SSI), G J Steel Public Company Limited (GJS) and Tata Steel (Thailand) Public Company Limited (TSTH).

The global steel industry was faced with a challenging environment in 2010 and 2011, arising from higher input costs and the increasingly adverse external environment. International steel demand was soft while raw material prices remained volatile. Despite these challenges, Thailand's steel consumption reached 14.1mn tonnes in 2010, up 31% y/y. Likewise, production of crude steel increased 13.7% y/y to 4.1mn tonnes.

The Iron and Steel Institute of Thailand (ISIT) forecast the country's crude steel output to reach 4.4mn tonnes in 2011. However, a decline is expected in Q4/2011 as a result of the Thai floods which disrupted supply chains and operations during Sep-Nov 2011. ISIT estimated that steel consumption in 2011 would grow by only 5.2% y/y due to the high base in 2010 and negative impact of the floods.

The devastating floods affected domestic production and exports, causing the government to lower its 2011 growth forecast to 1.1% from 4.5% in 2010. It is expected that reconstruction spending from both the public and private sectors after the flooding crisis will bolster demand for steel by 4-5% in 2012.

Many domestic steel companies were affected by the floods and global economic slowdown, which eroded their operating margins. The leading players covered in the report include Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public Company Limited (SSI), G J Steel Public Company Limited (GJS) and Tata Steel (Thailand) Public Company Limited (TSTH).

  • 1. Industry profile
    • 1.1 Global steel overview
    • 1.2 ASEAN steel overview
    • 1.3 Thailand steel overview
    • 1.4 Production
    • 1.4.1 Labour productivity
    • 1.4.2 Capacity utilisation
    • 1.5 Consumption
    • 1.6 Foreign trade
    • 1.6.1 Exports
    • 1.6.2 Imports
    • 1.7 Prices
  • 2. Market trends and outlook
    • 2.1 Investment
    • 2.2 Anti-dumping duties
    • 2.3 Impact of Thai floods
    • 2.4 Impact of Chinese exports
    • 2.5 Government strategies
    • 2.6 Market outlook
  • 3. Leading players and comparative matrix
    • 3.1 Company profile
    • 3.1.1 Sahaviriya Steel Industries PCL
    • 3.1.2 G Steel Public Company Limited
    • 3.1.3 Tata Steel (Thailand) PCL
    • 3.2 Comparative matrix
    • 3.3 SWOT analysis
  • 4. Tables & charts
    • Table 1: Global apparent steel use (ASU) for finished steel products (2010-2012)
    • Table 2: Global crude steel production (2006-2011) (million tonnes)
    • Table 3: Top 10 steel producing countries in 2011 (million tonnes)
    • Table 4: ASEAN apparent steel consumption in 2010 (metric tonnes)
    • Table 5: Thailand steel production statistics (2006-2010) (metric tonnes)
    • Table 6: Thailand production of finished steel products (2006-2010) (metric tonnes)
    • Table 7: Capacity utilisation rate by products (%)
    • Table 8: Thailand apparent steel consumption of total steel products (2006-2010)(metric tonnes)
    • Table 9: Thailand apparent steel consumption by finished steel products (2006-2010)(metric tonnes)
    • Table 10: Thailand imports of iron and steel products (2006-2010) (metric tonnes)
    • Table 11: Thailand exports of iron and steel products (2006-2010) (metric tonnes)
    • Table 12: Asian carbon steel prices (USD/tonne)
    • Table 13: Asian stainless steel prices (USD/tonne)
    • Table 14: Global steelmaking raw material and input costs
    • Table 15: Anti-dumping duties on hot rolled steel products (as of May 2008)
    • Table 16: Flood impact on Thailand's GDP
    • Table 17: SSI revenue by business (Q1-Q3/2011 vs. Q1-Q3/2010)
    • Table 18: SSI financial highlights (2008-Q3/2011)
    • Table 19: GJS financial highlights (2008-Q3 2011)
    • Table 20: TSTH financial highlights (2007/08-2011/12)
    • Table 21: Financial highlights of the leading players
    • Chart 1: Top 10 global steel producers in 2010
    • Chart 2: ASEAN production, import, export and consumption (2006-2010)
    • Chart 3: Thailand steel industry end-users
    • Chart 4: Thailand total steel production and consumption (2001-2010)
    • Chart 5: Industrial production index (2000=100) (2001-2011)
    • Chart 6: Labor productivity index (2001-2011)
    • Chart 7: Thailand import and export of iron & steel products (2001-2010)
    • Chart 8: Producer price index: iron & steel products (2000=100)
    • Chart 9: Imported iron and steel from China (2001-2011)
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