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Italy Metals Report 2015

Italy Metals Report 2015

BMI View: The outlook for Italy's metals sector remains fraught with challenge, with weak economicgrowth, falling capacity and increasing competition combining to stymie production. While consolidationand strategic developments are likely to ensure the industry's long-term survival, we expect the operatingenvironment for Italian producers of steel and other metals to remain extremely challenging over 2015 andbeyond.

Italy's metals sector is at a crucial stage of its development. Having traditionally been a high volumeproducer of key industrial metals, including steel and aluminium, the country will need to consider ways tomake itself competitive once again in an increasingly challenging global landscape. The Italian steel sector,while remaining the second largest in Europe, is going through a painful stage of readjustment. Faced withincreasing obstacles, it looks increasingly likely that, going forward, Italy's crude steel output will fallincreasingly short of the turn to the 30mn tonnes per annum (tpa) that regularly witnessed up until the 2008financial crisis.

BMI Industry View
Metals SWOT
Industry Forecast
Steel: Further Contraction Ahead
Table: Steel Production & Consumption (Italy 2012-2019)
Table: Steel Industry Historical Data (Italy 2006-2012)
Commodities Forecast
Commodity Strategy
Ferrous Metals
Iron Ore: Price Weakness To Continue Over Coming Years
Steel: Oversupply To Drag Down Prices
Non-Ferrous Metals
Aluminium: Continued Weakness, But No Sharp Downturn
Copper: Recent Relief Rally To Fade
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
Commodities Forecast
Table: BMI Steel Price Forecast
Market Balance: Declining Surpluses In Years Ahead
Table: Steel Forecasts
Competitive Landscape
Table: Europe - Largest Listed Metals Producers
Company Profile
Global Company Strategy - Alcoa - Q2 2015
Company Overview
Company Strategy
Latest Results
Table: Alcoa - Key Financial Data
Table: Alcoa - Supply Chain Analysis
Company Details
Cross Checks

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