Geschrieben von Friedrich Bier Mi, Februar 19, 2014 09:01:52
Investment in steel 2014 rentabel?
World crude steel production reached 1,607 megatonnes (Mt) for the year 2013, up by 3.5% compared to 2012. The growth came mainly from Asia and Middle East while crude steel production in all other regions decreased in 2013 compared to 2012.
Production of Crude Steel in 2013:
|Region||Growth in %||Produktion 2013 in Mt|
|Asia||+ 6||1080 ( 67,3% of world production|
|China||+ 7,5||779,0, 48,5% of world production|
|South Corea||– 4,1||66,0|
|North America||– 1,9||119,3|
|CIS / GUS||– 1,8||108,9|
|South America||– 0,8||46,0|
The the average operate ratio increased in 2013 from 76,2% to 78,1% .
Steel consumption in End-Use-Application:
|End-Use-Application||Flat Steel||Long Steel||Tube||Total|
|Construction incl structural & builiding Work||126||390||22||538|
|Otherrf tranmsport incl shipbuiling and rrail||48||11||0||59|
|Domestic appliances incl electrical engineering||44||0||0||44|
|Metal goods and fabrication||204||66||5||275|
|Oil, gas exploration and transport||1||0||65||66|
|Other industries / miscellanious||36||28||0||64|
The steel use globally increased by 72% between 2002 and 2012.
Demand forecast ( 11th April 2013) :
Figures to 2012 are consistent with World Steel Association [worldsteel] assessments dated April 2013. 2013 and 2014 figures are also worldsteel estimates. 2015 figure is estimate. All figures are millions of metric tonnes of finished steel.
The forecast of global growth is 3,6% by RBC ( Royal Bank o đCanada).
IMF forecasts global economy growth to 3,7% in 2014, up from 3,0% in 2013 and 3,9% in 2015, driven from inventory demand in advanced countries.
A Table which shows the overview of the World Economic Outlook Projections of the Countries you will find at
World Steel Association forecast an increase of 3,3% in steel demand for 2014, driven by ASEAN and MENA Countries.
In an Interview, 11th of February 2014 in Deutsches Anleger Fernsehen said Michael Schröder, Redakteur des Anlegermagazins DER AKTIONÄR, Salzgitter is an investment, because steel sektor will increase in midterm.
2014 and 2015 will be a good year for the german company of car supply and military technology, Rheinmetall, because of high unfilled orders.
Steel sector is primarily dependent on construction and builiding work, so it is proofed, were the construction sector will be booming. And in this regions an investment in real estates could also be rentabel.