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South Korea Metals Report 2016

South Korea Metals Report 2016

BMI View: South Korea's metals industry will remain under pressure through 2016 as many of thechallenges facing producers persist through the coming quarters. Given its status as Korea's main exportmarket, China's economic slowdown will remain a key concern, while falling global prices for steel, copper,zinc and other metals will also force producers to scale back capacity as they wait for conditions toimprove.

South Korea boasts one of the world's leading metals industries with particular strengths in steel and zincproduction. The country is currently the world's second largest producer of refined zinc and a top-10 steelproducer. However, 2015 has brought increasing pressure on the metals sector as the operating environmentfor Korean companies has become ever more challenging.

BMI Industry View
Challenging Environment To Persist Through 2016
Metals SWOT
Industry Forecast
Steel: Output To Contact On Weak Demand, Prices
Table: Steel Production & Consumption (South Korea 2012-2019)
Table: South Korea - Steel Production And Trade, 2003-2011 ('000 tonnes, unless stated otherwise)
Copper: Falling Output To Result In Negative Production Balance
Table: Refined Copper Production, Consumption & Balance (South Korea 2012-2019)
Zinc: Modest Growth Through To 2019
Table: Refined Zinc Production, Consumption & Balance (South Korea 2012-2019)
Regulatory Development
Table: South Korea - Political Overview
Commodities Forecast
Commodities Outlook
Table: BMI Commodities Price Forecasts
Competitive Landscape
Recent Developments
Table: Largest Metal Companies - Financial Data
Company Profile
Table: POSCO - Financial Results
Korea Zinc
Table: Korea Zinc - Financial Results
Cross Checks

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