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Sweden Metals Report 2015

Sweden Metals Report 2015

BMI View: Sweden's metals industry is facing into a number of global headwinds, including excess steelsupply and sluggish consumption across much of the eurozone. A positive is an improving outlook for localsteel demand as autos production and construction activity pick up. Swedish steel producers, includingindustry leader SSAB have been restructuring and appear well placed for the upside once prices start torecover.

Sweden is a mid-sized European steel producer and has a strong reputation for making high-end products.

The country is also an important supplier to the European autos industry, which means producers have feltthe effects of the eurozone crisis which has weighed on steel demand across the region. More recently,significant growth in Chinese steel exports has led to oversupply and a drop in prices. This has ledsteelmakers to limit capacity and to heavy contractions in Swedish output, interspersed with sluggishgrowth in recent years.

BMI Industry View
Metals SWOT
Industry Forecast
Steel: Growth Ahead, But Producers Still Cautious
Table: Sweden - Steel Production & Consumption
Table: Sweden - Steel Industry Historical Data
Regulatory Development
Commodities Forecast
Global - Metals: Lower Costs And Weak Demand To Anchor Prices
Metal Price Weakness: Chinese Equity Slump & US Dollar Strength
US Dollar Strength To Anchor Weak Metal Prices
Competitive Landscape
Table: Main Steel Producers In Sweden
Table: European Steelmakers By Market Cap
Company Profile
Global Company Strategy - RUSAL - 2015
Latest Results
Table: Rusal - Supply Chain Analysis
Table: RUSAL - Key Financial Data
Cross Checks

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