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Czech Republic Metals Report 2015

Czech Republic Metals Report 2015

BMI View: Czech steel producers continue to face a number of headwinds which stand to limit growth inoutput over the next few years. However, the industry continues to retain a competitive edge through itsproximity to Germany as well as the development of new product lines by its leading producers.

The Czech Republic is one of the larger industrial metals producers in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE),producing 5.36mn tonnes (mnt) of crude steel in 2014, or about 3% of total EU output. Traditionally, thecountry's steel mills have been an important supplier of crude and finished steel products to Germany, whilelocal producers have also thrived off the back of the Czech Republic's sizeable automobile manufacturingindustry. However, like that of many EU states, the country's metals sector has faced a series of challengesin recent years, ranging from stagnant economic growth across much of the region to, more recently,increased competition from low-cost producers from other regions such as Eastern Asia. As EU demand hasfaltered, slowing German industrial output has presented a major challenge to Czech producers with thecountry traditionally consuming about 30% of Czech exports. The result has been a sharp contraction in thecountry's steel output in recent years as mills have cut capacity in order to meet a weakened demandlandscape.

BMI Industry View
Metals SWOT
Industry Forecast
Steel: Supply Pressures Weighing On Exports
Table: Steel Production & Consumption (Czech Republic 2012-2019)
Table: Steel Industry Historical Data (Czech Republic 2006-2013)
Regulatory Development
Table: Czech Republic - Political Overview
Commodities Forecast
Industrial Metals: Remaining Below-Consensus
Chinese Demand To Remain Weak Despite Stimulus
Tightening Market Balance To Support Price Recovery
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: Central Europe - Largest Metals Producers
Company Profile
Železiarne Podbrezová
Global Company Strategy - ArcelorMittal - Q2 2015
Company Overview
Company Strategy
Latest Financial Results
Company Details
Financial Data
Table: ArcelorMittal - Key Financial Data
Cross Checks

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