The metal processing reports of EMIS Insights review the transformation of metals from extracted raw materials into processed metals, alloys and fabricated products. The sector is split to ferrous (steel, pig iron and iron-containing alloys) and non-ferrous metallurgy (aluminum, copper, lead, nickel, zinc, bauxite and precious metals, as well as non-ferrous alloys). The fabricated products section includes only basic products as we have other reports covering more sophisticated metalworking, such as machine building and automotive.
Each report contains in-depth analysis of the sector’s importance for the country’s economy, detailed statistics and infographics. The report includes executive summary, sector and subsector overviews, competitive and regulatory environment, as well as thorough company profiles of the top market players.
In 2016, Mexico was the largest producer of direct reduced iron and long steel in Latin America with shares of 78.1% and 34.5% in regional output, respectively. The country was also the second biggest manufacturer of flat steel in Latin America. ...READ MORE
China’s output of crude steel and steel products climbed by 3.1% y/y to 505.3mn tonnes in Q3 2016, encouraged by rising steel product prices. Prices on the domestic market have been climbing since March 2016, exceeding the average 2015 level in ...READ MORE
Brazil is a major global player in the production of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, ranking among the world’s top ten crude steel manufacturers between 2010 and 2015. The country was also the largest primary aluminium manufacturer and the ...READ MORE
China’s output of steel and steel products climbed by 0.5% y/y to 514.4mn tonnes in Q2 2016, after three consecutive quarters of production decline. The manufacture of steel products increased by 1.8% y/y and was the main driving factor for the ...READ MORE
Argentina’s metal processing sector was responsible for 0.8% of the country’s GDP and for 4.2% of the value added of the manufacturing industry in 2015, figures that have slightly decreased since 2010 due to the overall decline in the ...READ MORE
Peru is a relevant regional player in the production of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. In 2015, the country was the third largest South American producer of direct reduced iron with a 2.8% share, the third biggest producer of long steel with a 5.8% ...READ MORE
India is the world’s third-largest crude steel producer, third-largest finished steel consumer and the global leader in sponge iron manufacturing. The country claims nearly 6% of the global crude steel production and around 5% of the pig iron ...READ MORE