U.S. Industry Quarterly Review: Metals

January 2003
U.S. Industry Quarterly Review: Metals;2003 1st Quarter, p51
Industry Profile
Industry Overview
The article presents statistical information on various metals and metal products. Economic activity is slow in most of the world, limiting demand and pricing for steel. Steel supply is modestly in surplus, although balance is quickly being restored. Price increases designed to pass along higher input costs failed miserably in recent months, but the effort is likely to return. Mills truly are facing increased costs, and will have to realize higher prices to maintain profit margins. However, with demand as soft as it is, no price increase will stick without a cut in supply, meaning lower production.


Related Articles

  • High Prices--Is Gold to Blame? WOODS, HENRY // America;4/23/1910, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p33 

    The article looks at whether an excessive supply of gold is the cause of the general rise in prices. According to the author, it is generally admitted that any abnormal excess in the production of a commodity lowers its value. Since its yearly production has been great, gold has necessarily...

  • Zinc Recycle Needs Improvement.  // China Chemical Reporter;7/1/2006, Vol. 17 Issue 18, p8 

    The article reports that the recycle rate for secondary zinc should reach 30 percent of the consumption in order to ease the shortage of zinc resources. Zinc reserves in China were only 20.95 million tons in 2005 while basic reserves were only 32.5 million tons. At the current rate of production...

  • Gold To Average US$920.00/oz In 2009.  // Emerging Markets Monitor;8/3/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 18, p7 

    The article presents a forecast on gold trade for 2009. It is projected that the 2009-2010 average price of gold will be at 920.00 U.S. dollars/ounce (oz.) and 900.00/oz. A very strong demand for gold has been experienced in the first quarter of 2009 with 1,028 tonnes, marking an increase of 35%...

  • Metals.  // U.S. Industry Quarterly Review: Metals;2003 2nd Quarter, p51 

    The article reports about prevalent market trends in the U.S. metal trade. The bottom line of the steel industry is cut the production considerably or face imbalance of trade. As per the industry outlook, ample supply and soft demand is making stainless producers crave for market share over...

  • BLAST FURNACES & STEEL MILL PRODUCTS.  // U.S. Industry Quarterly Review: Metals;2003 3rd Quarter, p63 

    The article presents statistical information on blast furnaces and steel mill products Data relating to revenue, input costs has been forecasted. Revenue and price forecasted for the first quarter in 2002 in billion dollars is 161.2. For the second quarter in 2002 is 65.0, for the third quarter...

  • BLASTFURNACES & STEEL MILL PRODUCTS.  // U.S. Industry Quarterly Review: Metals;2003 1st Quarter, p59 

    The article presents statistical information on blast furnaces and steel mill products. It analyzes data relating to quarterly revenue and prices, input costs and gross operational profits for different years from 1996 to 2004. Revenue for the four quarters in the year 2002 in billion dollars is...

  • Major nonferrous producers' financial results.  // Metal Center News;Sep97, Vol. 37 Issue 10, p80 

    Presents financial results for several nonferrous metal manufacturers in the United States for the six months ended June 30, 1997.

  • ContiteC s.r.l. to expand service range.  // Wire Journal International;Sep2003, Vol. 36 Issue 9, p11 

    Reports that nonferrous rod producer ContiteC s.r.l. is to expand its Milan, Italy-based range of services. Information on services provided by ContiteC.

  • Report Looks at Current Gold Market Fundamentals.  // Engineering & Mining Journal (00958948);Oct2004, Vol. 205 Issue 10, p6 

    Reports that GFMS LLC executive chairman Philip Klapwijk summarized the highlights of the company's study of the global market titled "Gold Survey 2004-Update 1," at a seminar in London, England. Rise in gold price; Investor activity; Supply and demand; Estimated full year 2004 mine production;...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics