|By PR Newswire||
|March 31, 2014 12:29 PM EDT||
LONDON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:
Includes 3 FREE quarterly updates
Our overall tepid forecast for the refined metals sector in the US is based on a steady but less
than robust economic recovery, and the continued long-term trend of declining consumption and metal
intensity per unit of economic growth. In the short term, we expect that refiners and metal producers will
continue bringing production back online as the country's economic outlook improves, particularly in the
construction and automotive sectors. However, production and consumption will probably remain below
pre-crisis levels for some time.
We believe that slow but steady growth in the metals sector will roughly track broader GDP growth, which
we forecast to average 2.6% from 2014 to 2017. Gains in the manufacturing sector, including the
automotive and construction sectors, should lead to steady, albeit low, growth. However, elevated
inventories, weak foreign demand, and increased competition from cheap imports will cap production
increases. Data continues to indicate that while metal industry activity has increased since the end of
2012, industry growth has slowed.
BMI Industry View 7
Metals SWOT 9
Industry Forecast 11
Steel: Positive Trends To Reverse By Mid-Decade 11
Capacity Utilisation Uptrend Continues 12
Construction And Automotive Sectors To Support Consumption 13
Table: US - Steel Production, Consumption And Balance 15
Aluminium: Production And Consumption Trends To Diverge 15
Economic Recovery To Boost Consumption 15
Production Capacity Remains Under Pressure 16
Table: US - Aluminium Consumption, Production And Balance (kt)18
Copper: Muted Recovery 18
Housing Recovery To Boost Consumption 19
Economic Growth To Bring Production Increases 20
Table: US - Refined Copper Production And Consumption (kt) 22
Zinc: Production And Consumption Growth Subdued 22
Small Increase In Consumption Growth 22
Production Growth To Remain Muted 23
Reliance On Imports To Continue 24
Table: US - Refined Zinc Production And Consumption ('000 tonnes) 25
Regulatory Development 26
Tax Regime 26
Minimal Corruption 27
Table: US Political Overview 27
Commodities Forecast 29
Iron Ore: Rally To Fade In Q413 30
Steel: Supply Glut To Endure 31
Aluminium: Surge Gives Way 32
Copper: Weak Outlook 33
Lead: Short-Term Weakness 34
Nickel: Still The Laggard 35
Zinc: Still A Surplus Market 38
Table: Select Commodities - Performance And BMI Forecasts 39
Table: Global Commodities Strategy 40
Commodities Forecast 40
Table: BMI Steel Forecast 40
Table: Steel Forecast48
Competitive Landscape 49
Table: US - Financial Data For Key Listed Metals Firms, FY 201249
Steel Sector Opportunities 50
Base Metals Remain Consolidated 51
Company Profile 52
Alcoa - Q1 2014 52
Recent Financial Data 55
Table: Alcoa - Key Financial Data 55
Company Strategy 58
Recent Financial Results 59
Table: Nucor - Key Financial Data 59
Company Strategy 64
Company Details 65
Financial Data 66
Table: ArcelorMittal - Key Financial Data 66
Cross Checks 67
Read the full report:
United States Metals Report Q1 2014
Today air travel is a minefield of delays, hassles and customer disappointment. Airlines struggle to revitalize the experience. GE and M2Mi will demonstrate practical examples of how IoT solutions are helping airlines bring back personalization, reduce trip time and improve reliability. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Dr. Sarah Cooper, M2Mi’s VP Business Development and Engineering, will explore the IoT cloud-based platform technologies drivi...
Jul. 6, 2015 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,704
Agile, which started in the development organization, has gradually expanded into other areas downstream - namely IT and Operations. Teams – then teams of teams – have streamlined processes, improved feedback loops and driven a much faster pace into IT departments which have had profound effects on the entire organization. In his session at DevOps Summit, Anders Wallgren, Chief Technology Officer of Electric Cloud, will discuss how DevOps and Continuous Delivery have emerged to help connect dev...
Jul. 6, 2015 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,917
SYS-CON Events announced today that JFrog, maker of Artifactory, the popular Binary Repository Manager, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Based in California, Israel and France, founded by longtime field-experts, JFrog, creator of Artifactory and Bintray, has provided the market with the first Binary Repository solution and a software distribution social platform.
Jul. 6, 2015 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,729
The basic integration architecture, as defined by ESBs, hasn’t changed for more than a decade. Most cloud integration providers still rely on an ESB architecture and their proprietary connectors. As a result, enterprise integration projects suffer from constraints of availability and reliability of these connectors that are not re-usable across other integration vendors. However, the rapid adoption of APIs and almost ubiquitous availability of APIs amongst most SaaS and Cloud applications are ra...
Jul. 6, 2015 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,348
The enterprise market will drive IoT device adoption over the next five years. In his session at @ThingsExpo, John Greenough, an analyst at BI Intelligence, division of Business Insider, analyzed how companies will adopt IoT products and the associated cost of adopting those products. John Greenough is the lead analyst covering the Internet of Things for BI Intelligence- Business Insider’s paid research service. Numerous IoT companies have cited his analysis of the IoT. Prior to joining BI In...
Jul. 6, 2015 09:42 AM EDT
SYS-CON Events announced today that Harbinger Systems will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Harbinger Systems is a global company providing software technology services. Since 1990, Harbinger has developed a strong customer base worldwide. Its customers include software product companies ranging from hi-tech start-ups in Silicon Valley to leading product companies in the US a...
Jul. 6, 2015 09:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,258
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet Performance, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Dyn is a cloud-based Internet Performance company. Dyn helps companies monitor, control, and optimize online infrastructure for an exceptional end-user experience. Through a world-class network and unrivaled, objective intelligence into Internet condit...
Jul. 6, 2015 09:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,066
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Red Hat's Chief Arch...
Jul. 6, 2015 09:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,707
SYS-CON Events announced today that Solgenia will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Solgenia is the global market leader in Cloud Collaboration and Cloud Infrastructure software solutions. Designed to “Bridge the Gap” between Personal and Professional Social, Mobile and Cloud user experiences, our solutions help large and medium-sized organizations dramatically improve produc...
Jul. 6, 2015 09:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,086
"AgilData is the next generation of dbShards. It just adds a whole bunch more functionality to improve the developer experience," noted Dan Lynn, CEO of AgilData, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Jul. 6, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,350
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading in...
Jul. 6, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 568
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudian, Inc., the leading provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloudian, Inc., is a Foster City, California - based software company specializing in cloud storage software. The main product is Cloudian, an Amazon S3-compliant cloud object storage platform, the bedrock of cloud computing system...
Jul. 6, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,012
Containers are revolutionizing the way we deploy and maintain our infrastructures, but monitoring and troubleshooting in a containerized environment can still be painful and impractical. Understanding even basic resource usage is difficult – let alone tracking network connections or malicious activity. In his session at DevOps Summit, Gianluca Borello, Sr. Software Engineer at Sysdig, will cover the current state of the art for container monitoring and visibility, including pros / cons and liv...
Jul. 6, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,758
"We have a tagline - "Power in the API Economy." What that means is everything that is built in applications and connected applications is done through APIs," explained Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at Akana, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Jul. 6, 2015 08:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,679
To many people, IoT is a buzzword whose value is not understood. Many people think IoT is all about wearables and home automation. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, discussed some incredible game-changing use cases and how they are transforming industries like agriculture, manufacturing, health care, and smart cities. He will discuss cool technologies like smart dust, robotics, smart labels, and much more. Prepare...
Jul. 6, 2015 08:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,880