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Belgium Metals Report 2015

Belgium Metals Report 2015

BMI View: While Belgium's metals sector appears to be entering a period of relative calm after therestructuring and downsizing of recent years, the industry is by no means out of the woods. In particular,the country's steel output hinges overwhelmingly on the actions of the ArcelorMittal, which finds itselfunder pressure from a low-price environment worldwide and a sluggish European economy.

Metals production in Belgium is focused largely around the country's steel industry which, having oncebeen among the largest in Western Europe, has undergone considerable downsizing in recent years.

Steelmaking is dominated by ArcelorMittal, which operates two major production facilities in Belgium, atLiege and Gent. In recent years the group's Belgium operations have been at the centre of its global costcuttingstrategy with ArcelorMittal closing seven production lines and laying off 1,300 workers at its Liegeplant in 2013.


BMI Industry View
SWOT
Metals SWOT
Industry Forecast
Steel: ArcelorMittal Keeping Output Steady, For Now
Table: Belgium Crude Steel Forecast (2012-2018)
Table: Steel Industry Historical Data (Belgium 2006-2013)
Regulatory Development
Table: Belgium - Political Overview
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: Financial Breakdown Of Companies Operating In Belgium
Table: Financial Breakdown Of Major European Metals Producers
Company Profile
Global Company Strategy - ArcelorMittal - Q2 2015
Company Overview
Company Strategy
Latest Financial Results
Company Details
Financial Data
Table: ArcelorMittal - Key Financial Data
Global Company Strategy - Alcoa - Q2 2015
Company Overview
Company Strategy
Latest Results
Table: Alcoa - Key Financial Data
Table: Alcoa - Supply Chain Analysis
Company Details
Methodology
Cross Checks

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