United States Metals Report 2015

United States Metals Report 2015

Includes 3 FREE quarterly updates

BMI View: Despite a relatively favourable economic outlook, we expect mixed fortunes for US metalsproducers with steel makers in particular, likely to find themselves challenges by falling prices, risingimport volumes and currency movements. Elsewhere, steady if modest growth in construction and autosmanufacturing should sustain demand for aluminium, copper and other metals over our forecast periodthrough the 2019.The US in one of the world's leading metals producers, with significant capacity in the production of steeland other industrial metals. A sustained economic expansion has helped to support a moderate recovery inconsumption and production as the construction and manufacturing sectors have emerged from the crisis.2014 saw crude steel consumption grow by 11.7% year-on-year, supporting a 1.5% increase in output. Wealso note moderate growth in consumption of zinc, copper and aluminium.
BMI Industry View 7
SWOT 10
Metals SWOT 10
Industry Forecast 12
Steel: Production And Consumption To Slow 12
Table: Steel Production & Consumption (United States 2012-2019) 15
Aluminium: Demand To Outpace Supply 15
Auto Production To Be Greatest Driver Of Demand 16
Table: US - Aluminium Forecast (2012-2019) 19
Copper: Imports Rising As Demand Outstrips Output 19
Housing Recovery & Manufacturing Growth To Support Demand 20
Production To Fall Short Of Demand 21
Table: US Copper Forecasts (2012-2019) 22
Zinc: Consumption To Slide On Slowing Steel Output 22
Table: US Zinc Forecasts (2012-2019) 25
Table: US - Refined Zinc Production & Consumption ('000 tonnes) 26
Regulatory Development 27
Tax Regime 27
Minimal Corruption 28
Table: US Political Overview 28
Commodities Forecast 30
Steel: Oversupply To Subdue Prices Until 2017 30
Table: BMI Steel Price Forecast 30
Market Balance: Surplus To Persist Until 2017 33
Table: Steel Forecasts (2015-2019) 38
Global - Metals: Lower Costs And Weak Demand To Anchor Prices 39
Metal Price Weakness: Chinese Equity Slump & US Dollar Strength 40
US Dollar Strength To Anchor Weak Metal Prices 41
Competitive Landscape 43
Table: US - Financial Data For Key Listed Metals Firms, FY 2013 43
Few New Entrants In Challenging Environment 44
Refining Capacity To Hold Steady 44
Company Profile 45
Nucor 45
Company Strategy 46
Latest Results 47
Table: Nucor - Supply Chain Analysis 47
Table: Nucor - Key Financial Data 48
US Steel 49
Company Overview 51
Company Strategy 51
Latest Results 52
Table: US Steel - Supply Chain Analysis 53
Table: Financial Data 54
Address Details 54
ArcelorMittal 55
Company Overview 57
Company Strategy 57
Latest Financial Results 59
Company Details 59
Financial Data 60
Table: ArcelorMittal - Key Financial Data 60
Global Company Strategy - Alcoa - Q3 2015 61
Company Overview 62
Company Strategy 62
Latest Results 63
Table: Alcoa - Key Financial Data 63
Table: Alcoa - Supply Chain Analysis 64
Company Details 65
Methodology 66
Cross Checks 66
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