Presentation on theme: "OUTLOOK FOR THE STEEL MARKET Sherpa group meeting, Bruxelles, 13 March 2014."— Presentation transcript:
OUTLOOK FOR THE STEEL MARKET Sherpa group meeting, Bruxelles, 13 March 2014
Agenda Current situation: global demand is slowly recovering Prospects for global steel demand until 2025 Structure of EU steel exports EU steelmaking excess capacity Financial health of the European steel industry
Apparent consumption of steel by region (Index 2007Q2=100, data from CRU)
Production shares by region, % of world (before and after the crisis)
Steelmaking capacity shares by region (% of world capacity)
Regional steel trade developments (Thousands of tonnes)
Sectors driving steel demand growth (in tonnage) during the next ten years 3 sectors expected to represent 90% of global steel demand growth up to 2025 – Construction (68%), driven by residential, infrastructure projects in emerging economies – Mechanical engineering (13%) – Energy transportation(9%), pipelines, OCTG and other tubes.
Global steel demand by sector in 2011 and 2025 mmt and % of total steel demand Source: Metal Bulletin Research 1414 mmt 2349 mmt CAGR 3.7%
Construction sector value added : growing share of emerging economies Shares in world construction value added in 2025: – NAFTA (18.3%), EU (10.8%), Japan (6.2% ), China (24%) Chinas construction VA: CAGR 5.9% in a catching-up process – 175 airports in China in 2010 compared to 5,194 in the US – Urban residential floor space in 2011 was 31 m² per capita in China compared to 82 in the US. – The urbanisation rate is expected to reach 51.5% in 2015 (target of 12 th Chinese Five-Year Plan): 10 million new urban residents/year Indias construction VA: CAGR 8.1% faster than China but from a much lower base. – By 2025, India could have two cities of more than 25 million inhabitants (New Delhi and Mumbai) Strong infrastructure building also expected in South East Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Global steel demand for energy-related construction in 2011 and 2025 mmt and % of total steel demand Source: Metal Bulletin Research 31 mmt CAGR 0%
Global steel demand in the transportation sector in 2011 and 2025 mmt and % of total steel demand Source: Metal Bulletin Research 274 mmt 398 mmt CAGR 2.7%
The steel industry is a major supplier to the energy industry 178 MT that is 12 % of total finished steel production Consumption of steel by energy industries (Mt) Source : Worldsteel, Eurofer, Laplace Conseil analysis & estimates
Reducing quantity of steel per auto will limit growth in steel demanded by auto sector
Strong growth of auto production expected to continue in China
EU steel exports have shifted towards African markets from 2007 to 2012.
The structure of exports -capturing the growth opportunity in emerging markets- The share of pipes and tubes (a major export item), has declined from 14.8% (2007) to 13.1% (2012) while bars became the largest export item in 2012. Exports of long products have been increasing steadily supported by robust construction activity in North Africa. Exports of high value-added products (e.g. galvanized sheets) have been increasing along with the growth of the auto sector in emerging markets. EU can take advantage of its good access to growing steel markets in Africa and Middle East.
Demand growing strongly in Europes neighbouring regions