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Evolution of the Brazilian steel and metals sector

Evolution of the Brazilian steel and metals sector

The Brazilian steel & metals industry has produced 30.2 million tons of crude steel in 2016, decreasing an additional 9.3% compared to 2015 and 14.2% since the peak of 2011. Total metals production in Brazil accounted for almost 39 million tons with revenues of US$ 39 billion in 2017. Trade balance remained positive over the past years and amounts to US$ 9.1 billion in 2016. Decrease in demand for steel in the world resulted in strong misalignment between production and installed capacity and the recent decrease in Chinese production concerns the global market about the possibility of recovery in 2017 and 2018.

This report analyses the subject market in Brazil, its main products and services, main players’ performance and Brazilian steel & metals segments, as well as an overview of the global steel industry.


1. Overview of the Brazilian steel & metals sector:
Brief history of steel in the world
Brief history of steel in Brazil
Overview diagram of the steel manufacturing process
Evolution of crude steel production in Brazil in million tons (1996-2017)
Overview of the main flat and long steel products in Brazil and involved companies (2016)
Brazilian national steel production platform and geographic distribution of players
Evolution and breakdown of the Brazilian metals production in million tons (2006-2016)
Revenues and trade balance for the metals sector in Brazil (2007-2016)
2. Evolution of the main steel & metals indicators in Brazil:
Crude steel capacity, production and foreign trade in Brazil (2008-2016)
Steel production breakdown in Brazil and crude steel domestic sales & exports (2008-2016)
Steel revenues, per capita consumption and average price in Brazil (2006-2016)
Geographic breakdown of crude steel production and consumption in Brazil (2014 vs. 2015 vs. 2016)
Overview of the aluminium production platform and installed capacity in Brazil (2015)
Aluminium capacity, production and foreign trade in Brazil (2008-2016)
Nickel and zinc production, consumption and foreign trade in Brazil (2012-2016)
3. Overview of the main steel & metals players in Brazil:
Installed capacity of the top 8 steel manufacturing groups in Brazil (2016)
Main financial figures for the top 10 steel and metals groups in Brazil (2016)
Assets, equity and profitability indicators for the top 10 steel and metals groups in Brazil (2016)
Ebitda vs. ROE bubble chart for the top 20 steel and metals companies revenue in Brazil (2016)
4. The Brazilian steel & metals sector in the world:
Crude steel production breakdown, BFI and DRI production figures in million tons (2007-2016)
Brazilian share on global steel consumption and ranking of top 30 producers in the world (2006-2016)
Sales portfolio of the top 10 steel and metals groups in the world (2016)
Top 10 crude steel producing countries in the world in million tons (2013-2016)
Crude steel per capita consumption in Brazil and in selected countries (2007-2016)
Total crude steel production and country breakdown in Latin America (2007-2016)
Global steel and metals mergers & acquisitions in volume and value (2013-2015)
Ranking of top 12 steel exporters and importers in the world (2012-2015)
5. General trends and expectations for the steel & metals sector:
Pessimism of distributors and decline in Chinese production concern the market
Decrease in industrial production should continue to have a negative impact on the sector

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