The North American steel market in 2012 is expected to mirror 2011 in many ways. Demand growth is forecast to be steady, but will remain vulnerable to economic shocks, similar to that experienced last year. Economic reports are pointing to declining unemployment and stronger manufacturing activity, both key to sustainable recovery in steel consumption. Steel mills are reporting stronger demand in the first quarter from most of their key end-use industries in a positive sign for steel markets this year. Although steel demand has increased in early 2012, both through inventory rebuilding and improvement in underlying demand from a number of key consuming industries, underlying cost pressures are a key factor in the upturn in steel prices thus far this year. Meanwhile, domestic steel mills are increasing production in response to higher prices, but if output rises in excess of demand, prices could reverse. We will assess these market factors and present our 2012 forecasts for North American steel flat product prices.
RecordedMar 20 201215 mins
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Join Metal Bulletin Research's team as they discuss the aluminium market, providing valuable insight into recent industry developments and the outlook for the market.
The webinar will cover a range of topics, including:
• Prices stall, but what is ahead?
• Ex-Chinese production shows limited growth
• Impact of Chinese restarts is not as pronounced as had been feared
• Buyers remain cautious
• How do premiums fit into the picture?
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Metal Bulletin Research is the leading independent provider of market analysis and forecasts for the global metals industry, including short and long term forecasts for all aspects of the aluminium market.
James Ley, Kim Leppold, Roman Filimonov (Metal Bulletin Research)
In this brand new webinar, Metal Bulletin Research will be examining the current conditions in the global industrial and structural tube and pipe markets, paying particular attention to the cost drivers for seamless vs. welded tube and pipe.
There has been a notable de-coupling of the welded and seamless markets in terms of price movements. Through our analysis, we will give our forecast of price movements through the fourth quarter of 2016 and whether this separation of welded and seamless fortunes will continue.
As the only independent information provider following many of these niche markets, the Metal Bulletin Research team have unique insight in this sector.
Join them as they analyze:
• The difference in the ability of welded producers to raise prices in response to rising costs more than seamless producers
• The effect of Chinese HRC price increases on the welded tube producers who buy it
• How tube export prices are now supporting prices in the domestic markets
• How long will the price run-up last?
• When will seamless mills catch up to rising scrap costs?
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We look forward to sharing this market insight with you!
Following a turbulent time for OCTG and recent developments for Linepipe (including 3 million tonnes of orders in March), are we about to see a market turnaround?
Join the Metal Bulletin Research Tube & Pipe team as they discuss:
- How have the OCTG and Linepipe markets developed in the past year?
- Which trends can be seen globally and which are regional?
- What is the outlook for OCTG and Linepipe?
The cost implications of environmental legal framework remain increasingly acute for global steelmakers in the light of tightening regulations. EU steel industry was the first to face additional legally imposed costs.
In 2016, EU carbon market is forecasted to turn into deficit for first time because of reduction in the number of free allocations. Coupled with sliding steel prices amid exuberant cheaper steel supply from China, it is expected to result in EU steel makers potentially struggling to absorb the new costs in the light of thinning margins.
In this webcast Roman Kucinskij, consultant with Metal Bulletin Consultancy will address:
•The development of CO2 emissions and carbon intensity for steel making sector
• What is the estimated cost impact of the environmental regulations for EU steel sector?
• Which are the most environmentally savvy steelmakers in the EU?
The presentation begins with a global analysis and outlook for the steel long products market, focusing on recent developments in the Chinese construction sector and the implications for long products. We then turn to MBR’s outlook for crude steel production, and the recent trends in the manganese industry and our outlook for the manganese sector, before highlighting our expectations for stainless steel production and analysing recent developments in the chrome industry and our outlook for 2016.
Join MBR’s Tube & Pipe team on Tuesday 13th October as they discuss the small-diameter linepipe market in this exclusive, free webinar.
Taking a look at the global market for small-diameter linepipe, including ERW, seamless, clad and lined pipe, James Ley, Roman Filimonov and Kim Leppold will discuss:
•Small-diameter linepipe's share of both the global tube and pipe and global energy pipe markets
•Global historical trends
•The evolution of clad and lined pipe markets
•The outlook for the industry
Following recent analysis, the team will share their unique insight into this important market.
•How is it affected by volatile demand conditions, especially recent oil prices?
•What is the impact of increasing sour gas and shale drilling?
•Where do opportunities lie?
This webinar will be 25 minutes with extra time for Q&A.
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The big story on everyone’s lips is the fall in aluminium extrusion premiums.
But what is the market outlook beyond the short-term? And how best should you read the market in the medium-to-long term that will have important ramifications to your business?
Metal Bulletin Research is a leading specialist in understanding, tracking and forecasting the global aluminium extrusions market, led by an expert team of consultants and analysts located around the world.
As part of this unique webinar, Metal Bulletin Research will also be discussing other key points in the aluminium extrusions market, including:
• Global billet availability trends
• Analysis of how extrusions consumption in various industries, including ABC, transport and industrial will trend over the foreseeable future
• How key producing companies are expected to perform in the current and future market and pricing environment
MBR will review recent developments in stainless flat-rolled pricing and how supply/demand fundamentals have shaped the course before going on to point out how base prices and transaction (effective) prices overall are forecast to move in the short-medium term ending in 2016
As MBR launches its new 5-year outlook for the global large-diameter linepipe market, the Tube & Pipe team will present some of their findings in this free live webinar.
Providing a global outlook with specific focus on North America, the CIS, Europe and the Middle East MBR’s Kim Leppold, Roman Filimonov and James Ley will share their views on how this market is performing during the challenging global market conditions of volatile oil prices coupled with increased political tensions in several regions.
Join the team as they discuss:
• How has the global large-diameter market recovered from the low demand point seen in 2013?
• How do volatile oil prices impact on large-diameter linepipe demand?
• What trends are we seeing in the market in 2015? Is HSAW continuing to take market share from LSAW?
Analysing prices, capacity and demand in China, Yang will discuss:
• How is the market looking in China?
• What is the outlook by province?
• After the Indonesian import ban, where will China import its much-needed bauxite from?
• What are the issues with each of these potential suppliers?
Following on from his successful presentation in Miami at the Bauxite & Alumina conference, Yang Cao presents his review for this important market and provides you with an outlook for the coming year.
Yang is a Senior Analyst at Metal Bulletin Research and editor of the Aluminium Weekly Market Tracker.
MBR will examine what has caused prices of various flat-rolled prices to fall, why margins at steelmakers have generally risen anyway, and what are the supply/demand fundamentals to watch out for over the year ahead. We will provide our view on China’s export market share and its impact on steel prices.
Dr James Ley, MBR’s leading tube and pipe consultant, will be discussing this year’s outlook for European tube and pipe markets.
He will be covering:
- Historical supply/demand analysis of the EU HSS, mechanical and drawn markets (seamless and welded)
- Overcapacity – how is the European industry responding to this, if at all?
- The currency fluctuations and the resulting consequences on imports into the EU for all industrial tube markets in 2015
- How does MBR expect prices of these tubular products to develop in the next half year?
A review of aluminium premium development since 2012 – why
there has been such a significant increase in the premium, what are the
key factors that are driving premium, and where the premium will go in
As MBR publishes its annual 5-year outlook for the Global OCTG industry, the group’s tube and pipe team will present their thoughts on how they see the market developing in the next few years. This will include our assessment of the outlook for key demand markets such as the USA, Russian and Central Asia and the Middle Eastern markets. The team will also examine key supply issues that the industry is facing, along with the development of both offshore and unconventional shale drilling worldwide.
Concerns about relentless steel product flows from China out (what we term as the “Boron Steel Phenomena”) into the wider southeast Asian region in the form of competitively priced exports must be the focal point of any steel executive operating in the Southeast Asia region. This is especially so given that so many in the region are also looking to ramp up on new steel capacity in their drive to improve self-sufficiency. This will have a direct impact on the future evolution of regional supply and pricing pattern within the region over the forecast period, according to MBR’s brand new market report, A Strategic Five Year Market Outlook for the Southeast Asian Steel and Raw Materials Industry.
Join Roman Kucinskij, Consultant at Metal Bulletin Research, who will be presenting some of the report’s main findings and insights, as well as discuss these core themes in more detail.
Join MBR for an outlook on the global steel market for 2014. Highlights of the presentation include MBR’s outlook for global crude steel output, as well as analysis of current supply, demand and trade flows by region. We will examine structural changes in the steel sector, and the presentation culminates with our steel price forecasts for 2014.
In this webcast Martin Haller will consider the main themes that will dominate the markets for bauxite and alumina over the coming decade. This will include the factors that will influence prices, the outlook for trade, market balances and the medium term strategies of the major producers and consumers of bauxite and alumina. The presentation will include an analysis of the major longs and shorts in bauxite and alumina and how these are expected to evolve.
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