Polish Metallurgy Report

 Published On: Apr, 2015 |    No of Pages: 16 |  Published By: Emerging Markets Direct | Format: PDF
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The current report reviews the developments in Poland’s metallurgical sector in 2014 (including available data for the first months of 2015) and provides an overall picture of the current trends and the outlook for the industry.

The metallurgical sector represents a significant part of Poland’s industry. It is dominated by the steel industry, which accounts for more than xx% of the country’s total metallurgical output. Copper production makes about x% of the total, while other metals, like lead and zinc make the balance.

Key points:

• Poland’s steel production sector is mostly driven by the main domestic consumers - the construction sector, the auto manufacturing industry, the producers of machinery and other metal products and household appliances makers;

• Poland is the biggest steel producer in the CEE region and the sixth biggest in the EU, accounting for about x% of the bloc’s total crude steel output. The market is dominated by ArcelorMittal, which controls about xx% of the country’s steel producing capacity, but accounts for about xx% of the annual output in the post-crisis years, following idling of several blast furnaces;

• After two years of contraction, Poland’s crude steel output grew x.x% y/y in 2014 and is set to keep on rising in the medium term, driven by robust perspectives for the key domestic consumers – the automotive and construction sectors;

• After two years of contraction, Poland’s apparent crude steel consumption soared xx% y/y to an all-time high of xx.xxmn tonnes in 2014, as performance improved at both the automotive and construction sectors. Consumption is also set to grow further in the coming years, reaching new record high levels;

• Poland’s copper sector is dominated by xx% state-owned KGHM, which is the sole domestic copper mining company and one of the leading copper producers in Europe.

• KGHM Polska produced xxx,xxx tonnes of copper in concentrate in 2014, accounting for x.x% of the total global copper mine production. It produced also an all-time high of xxx,xxx tonnes of electrolytic copper, up x.x% y/y;

• KGHM plans to push its copper production capacity to over xmn tonnes by 2020. It plans to increase ore output at its Polish mines, but it is overseas where it hopes to get the largest boost. Domestic projects are set to account for more than half of its 2015-2020 CAPEX plan of PLNxxbn.

Table of Contents

Executive summary x
Poland’s economy at a glance x
The metallurgical sector x
Steel industry x
Crude steel production x
Pig iron production x
Production of hot-rolled products x
Steel consumption xx
Automotive industry xx
Construction industry xx
Market outlook xx
ArcelorMittal threatens to shut down Krakow blast furnace xx
Environmental challenges xx
Copper industry xx
Copper production xx
Mine production xx
Smelter production xx
Copper consumption xx
KGHM sales xx
Global demand xx
Market outlook xx
KGHM plans to push copper production past xmn tonnes xx
Gaworzyce-Radwanice deposit development plans xx
Energy challenges and projects xx

Tables and Figures

Table x Contribution to GDP volume growth rate (on percentage basis) x
Table x Main features of EC’s 2015 Winter Forecast report x
Table x Key indicators from IMF’s April 2015 World Economic Outlook x
Table x Crude steel production and consumption xx
Table x KGHM’s Polish mine production xx
Table x KGHM smelter production xx
Table x KGHM sales volumes xx

Figure x GDP, quarterly data, annual % growth x
Figure x Metallurgical sector structure x
Figure x Polish monthly crude steel output, thousand tonnes x
Figure x BOF and EAF steel production, mn tonnes x
Figure x Pig iron production x
Figure x Production of hot-rolled products (excluding semi-finished products), thousand tonnes and y/y % change xx

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