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PostSubject: Thailand Steel Industry poised for robust growth   Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:58 pm


HONG KONG, March 05, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Emerging Markets Direct (EMD) released their latest Thailand Steel Industry Report 1H11. Thailand is one of the largest producers and consumers in South East Asia. Backed by the vigorous activities in construction, automotive and electrical appliances segments, demand for steel in Thailand was likely to grow from 10 million tons to 12 million tons in 2010 according to the Iron and Steel Institute of Thailand.

It was not surprising to see the adverse impact of global economic crisis. In Thailand, total production volume of selected steel products (round bar steel,knuckle bar steel, steel wire, high strength steel wire, tube steel pipe, and galvanized sheets)was down by 26.26% to 1.90 million metric tons in 2009. 2010 saw improvements in the production index where the number shot up by 11.0% y-o-y.

Exports and imports conditions of Iron and Steel products were recovering in 2010. According to our Thailand Steel Industry Report, exports rose to THB12.45 million in the first 11 months of 2010, rendering an increase of 38.92% comparing with the corresponding period in 2009. Imports was totaled at THB141.45 billion in 2009 and bounced back to THB199.92 just for the period between January and November 2010.

The rebounce in manufacturing sector give a push to the Thailand Steel Industry (http://www.emergingmarketsdirect.com/products/Thailand-Steel-Industry-.html). ISIT revealed that steel consumption in Thailand went up by 74.4% y-o-y in the first half of 2010, with flat products accounting for two thirds of total steel consumption.

Our analysts think that steel prices are expected to increase by 5-10% owing to the cost pressure from strong increase in iron ore and coking coal prices. With iron ore prices likely to rise to USD140-150/ton(FOB) and the new coking coal contract price at USD225/ton, blast furnace steelmaking cost was expected to increase to USD595/ton.

Thai government called for investments in the Steel Industry and emphasized the need especially in the northern mountain province of Thai Nguyen. Other Investments in Thailand include Mill Con Steel Industries planning to invest up to THB2.9 billion in a melting shop and TATA Steel Thailand started its mini blast furnace plant in Chonburi etc.

What are the on-going investments projects? What are the anti-dumping tariffs set by Thai government? How do China's exports affect the Thailand Steel Industry? Want to see the market outlook and trends of industry?

The answers are here in our latest in our latest number. Complete with full analysis (SWOT analysis) of key industry players of Thailand Steel Industry including:
-Sahaviriya Steel Industries PCL
-G Steel Public Company Limited
-Tata Steel (Thailand)PCL

Profit now from our Thailand Steel Industry Industry Report:
http://www.emergingmarketsdirect.com/products/Thailand-Steel-Industry-.html

Table of Content
1. Industry Profile
1.1 Global Steel Industry Overview
1.2 Thailand Steel Industry Overview
1.3 Production
1.3.1 Labor Productivity
1.3.2 Capacity Utilization
1.4 Foreign Trade
1.4.1 Export Market
1.4.2 Imports
1.5 Prices
1.6 Consumption
2. Market Trends and Outlook
2.1 Investments in the Industry
2.2 Anti-Dumping Tariffs
2.3 Impact of China's Exports
2.4 Industry Outlook
3. Leading Players and Comparative Matrix
3.1 Leading Players
3.1.1 Sahaviriya Steel Industries PCL
3.1.2 G Steel Public Company Limited
3.1.3 Tata Steel (Thailand) PCL
3.2 Comparative Matrix
3.3 SWOT Analysis

4. Table and Charts
Table 1: Major Steel Producing Countries (million metric tons)2008-2009
Table 2: Thailand Steel Consumption in Terms of Volume
Table 3: Production of Selected Steel Products 2008-2009
Table 4: Capacity Utilization Rate by Products (%) 2003-2010
Table 5: Asian Carbon Steel Prices (USD/ton) Jul 2009-Sep 2010
Table 6: Asian Stainless Steel Prices (USD/ton) Jul 2009-Sep 2010
Table 7: Blast Furnace Steelmaking Costs
Table 8: Apparent Steel Consumption of Total Steel Products ('000 tons) 2005-2009
Table 9: Crude Steel Consumption ('000 tons) 2005-2009
Table 10: Anti-Dumping Tariffs as at 21 May 2008
Table 11: Imported Iron and Steel from China 2000-2009
Table 12: SSI Revenue Structure 2007-2009
Table 13: G Steel Income Structure ('000 Baht) 2007-2009
Table 14: TS Structure of Revenue 2007-2010
Table 15: TS Summary Analysis (THB) 2002-2010
Table 16: Financial Highlights of Leading Players
Chart 1: World Crude Steel Production ('000 metric tons) 2003-2009
Chart 2: World Steel Production by Geographical Distribution in 2009
Chart 3: Production of Selected Steel Products in 2010 (tons)
Chart 4: Labor Input Index 2000-2010(Nov)
Chart 5: Labor Productivity Index 2000-2010(Nov)
Chart 6: Thailand Steel Export by Destination in 2009
Chart 7: Thailand Steel Imports by Destination in 2009
Chart 8: Total Imports and Exports of Iron and Steel 2000-2009
Chart 9: Producer Price Index for Steel Products Jan 2007-Nov2010
Chart 10: Steel Consumption by Month ('000 tons) 2008 -Jan 2010
Chart 11: SSI Domestic Market Share 2005-2010

Emerging Markets Direct is the online research store from ISI Emerging Markets, a Euromoney Institutional Investor Company. We deliver in-house industry research report, industry analysis and data vital to support all kinds of business decision, academic and research purposes. Our flagship product Emerging Markets Direct Report covers the top 20 industry sectors of India, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Indonesia. ISI Emerging Markets in-house analysts crunch the numbers from our proprietary CEIC databases and combine the results with on-the ground industry insight. The result is reliable, hard-to-get industry data, analysis and insight. Previously available only to subscribers of the ISI Emerging Markets Information Service, Emerging Market Direct reports are available now at our online research store. Our Other products are: Dealwatch, CEIC snapshots, CEIC datatalk, Intellinews. To view our full catalogue of products, please visit http://www.emergingmarketsdirect.com


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