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"Australia Metals Report Q1 2014" now available at Fast Market Research

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2013-12-03 13:03:08 - Recently published research from Business Monitor International, "Australia Metals Report Q1 2014", is now available at Fast Market Research

Across all types of metals, we expect subdued growth in both production and consumption in Australia as a weakening global economic outlook continues to take its toll on the commodity driven economy. While significant additional global monetary stimulus should help to boost metal prices in the near term, the bout of loosening measures will be insufficient to stem the slowdown and the medium-term outlook for metals remains weak.

The slowdown in the metals industry in Australia is best exemplified by monthly crude steel production, which has continued to slide into negative territory following growth in 2012. Weak demand from slowing domestic construction and a cooling export market will continue to undermine Australia's steel industry in 2013. Crude steel production contracted by

6.5% in 2012, but we forecast an uptick in growth of 1.2% in 2013, and national production is unlikely to approach pre-crisis levels for many years. The country's two dominant steel producers, BlueScope Steel Ltd and Arrium Ltd (previously known as OneSteel Ltd), has embarked on a series of consolidation plans and restructuring programmes aimed at reducing operating costs and curbing overcapacity amid an environment of weak demand and declining steel prices.

Full Report Details at

Report Table of Contents:

BMI Industry View
- Metals SWOT
Industry Forecast
- Steel: Construction Slowdown To Dominate
- Table: Australia - Steel Production & Consumption ('000 tonnes, unless stated otherwise)
- Table: Australia - Steel Production, 2003-2010 ('000 tonnes, unless stated otherwise)
- Aluminium: Slow Growth To 2017
- Table: Australia - Refined Aluminium Production And Consumption ('000 tonnes, unless stated otherwise)
- Nickel: Future Lies In Queensland Nickel's Hands
- Table: Australia - Refined Nickel Production And Consumption ('000 tonnes)
Regulatory Development
- Tax Regime
Commodities Forecast
- Iron Ore: Rally To Fade In Q413
- Steel: Supply Glut To Endure
- Aluminium: Surge Gives Way
- Copper: Weak Outlook
- Lead: Short-Term Weakness
- Nickel: Still The Laggard
- Zinc: Still A Surplus Market
- Table: Select Commodities - Performance And BMI Forecasts
- Table: Global Commodities Strategy
- Steel Price Forecast
- Table: BMI Steel Forecast
- Table: Steel Forecast
Competitive Landscape
- Australia To Remain A World Leader
- Table: Australia - Largest Listed Metal Producers
Company Profile
- Arrium
- Table: Arrium Ltd - Financial Data
- Rio Tinto - Q1 2014
- Company Overview
- Company Strategy
- Table: Rio Tinto - Key Financial Data
- Cross Checks

About Business Monitor International

Business Monitor International (BMI) offers a comprehensive range of products and services designed to help senior executives, analysts and researchers assess and better manage operating risks, and exploit business opportunities, across 175 markets. BMI offers three main areas of expertise: Country Risk BMI's country risk and macroeconomic forecast portfolio includes weekly financial market reports, monthly regional Monitors, and in-depth quarterly Business Forecast Reports. Industry Analysis BMI covers a total of 17 industry verticals through a portfolio of services, including in-depth quarterly Country Forecast Reports. View more research from Business Monitor International at

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