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Bahrain Metals Report 2015

Bahrain Metals Report 2015

BMI View: Bahrain's metals sector will be given a significant boost over the coming years by plans togreatly increase the country's current aluminium output. While domestic consumption is expected to keeppace with this production growth, we also expect the country to develop into a major aluminium exporter toSaudi Arabia and other countries in the surrounding region.

The metals industry in Bahrain centres on aluminium. Though some way behind the leader UAE, Bahrainthe second largest producer in the Middle East, with an annual production of about 1mn tonnes (mnt)positioning it among the ten largest producers worldwide. About half of this output is consumeddomestically with the remaining roughly half a million tonnes a year exported predominantly to other partsof the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

BMI Industry View
Metals SWOT
Industry Forecast
Aluminium: Significant Expansion Ahead
Bahrain To Become Larger Exporter
Table: Aluminium Production & Consumption (Bahrain 2012-2019)
Regulatory Development
Tax Regime
Table: Bahrain - Political Outlook
Commodities Forecast
Commodity Strategy
Ferrous Metals
Iron Ore: Price To Remain Under Pressure In 2015-2016
Steel: Subdued Prices Until 2017
Non-Ferrous Metals
Copper: Subdued Outlook, Despite Recent Rally
Lead: Prices Weakness To Continue
Nickel: Subdued Prices Due To Weak Demand Growth
Tin: Supply Deficits To Underpin Rally In Tin Prices
Zinc: Positive Multi-Year Outlook, But Increasing Risks In Months Ahead
Table: Select Commodities - Performance & BMI Forecasts
Steel: Oversupply To Subdue Prices Until 2017
Table: BMI Steel Price Forecast
Market Balance: Surplus To Persist Until 2017
Table: Steel Forecasts (2015-2019)
Competitive Landscape
Table: Middle East - Largest Listed Metal Producers
Company Profile
Aluminium Bahrain
Table: Alba - Financial Data
Cross Checks

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