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Crude Steel Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Crude Steel Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The crude steel market was valued at over 1700 million tons in 2020 and the market is projected to register a CAGR of around 4% during the forecast period (2021-2026).

In the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction and transportation industry has experienced huge decline. Currently, the outbreak of COVID-19 is likely to bring several short-term and long-term consequences in the construction industry, which is likely to affect the demand for crude steel. Whereas the shutdown of automotive manufacturing facilities had highly reduced the production of vehicles in 2020, which have drastically reduced the demand for crude steel, and also, the consumption of crude steel have been declined in automotive components production and frame manufacturing.

- Over the short term, extensive usage of steel beams and pillars in the construction sector is stimulating the demand for the crude steel market.
- The construction and automotive sector are expected to be the dominant segments, in terms of demand, over the forecast period.
- The top steel-producing countries are China, Japan, India, and the United States with China holding the largest share for crude steel production in the global market.
- Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market across the globe with the largest consumption from countries such as China and India.

Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand from Building & Construction Industry

- Steel, along with its alloys, is one of the most common metals used across the world in the construction sector, accounting for more than 40% of world steel demand.
- Steel is used in the buildings and construction industry owing to its superior properties, such as durability and ductility, thus making the buildings earthquake-resistant.
- The increasing rate of high-speed trains in countries like China, Japan, and India have led to the construction of special railroads, which has led to increasing consumption of carbon steel, thus enhancing the crude steel demand over the forecast period.
- The global spending on the construction sector is expected to reach USD 14 trillion by 2025 which is further going to enhance the demand for crude steel. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the construction market with a CAGR of over 8% by 2023, thereby stimulating the demand for crude steel in the region.
- According to International Monetary Fund (IMF), the construction industry has witnessed a decline of 4.9% in 2020 in the developed economies such as The United States, Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Canada, and others, and these developed economies are expected to register a collective growth of around 4.3% in 2021. At the same time construction industry in developing economies such as China, India, Russia, Brazil and others have registered collective a decline of 2.4% in 2020 and are expected to grow by 6.3% collectively in 2021.
- The slowdown in the construction industry has a key role in making the demand growth harder to achieve for crude steel in 2020.
- Due to this reason, the impact can be seen negatively for the short term, but will get reduce and will result up in significant growth in the midterm period.
- Owing to the aforementioned factors, the crude steel market is projected to grow at a moderate rate during the forecast period.

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

- Asia-Pacific region has experienced favorable growth in the crude steel industry in countries like India, China, and South Korea holding almost half of the consumption share. Japan crude steel market growth is driven by civil engineering activities such as building of schools, residential and commercial constructions, railroads etc.
- The demand for steel in countries like India and China is around 50% more than countries like Germany and the United Kingdom. The construction sector in India is expected to grow at a strong CAGR of over 5% due to FDI (Foreign Directed Investment). It is projected that by 2021, India and China will contribute around 40% of the global construction industry.
- The automotive industry is growing in ASEAN countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam, which have propelled the demand for crude steel. Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) is now being used in nearly every new vehicle as it enables flexible and creative designs with properties, such as ultra-high strength and better bending capacity. AHSS makes up around 60% of the new vehicle body structures.
- The aerospace materials market has diversified, which has increased the demand for steel alloys in the manufacturing of aircrafts both for commercial use and for defense as military aircrafts. Governments of India and China have emphasized on increasing the budget on defense of their countries, and thus have enhanced the usage of steel products which has fueled the demand for crude steel market.
- Major companies in the Asia-Pacific region include Arcelor Mittal SA, China Baowu Steel Group Corp., and Tata Steel.
- In addition, auto sales drives crude steel demand, but due to COVID-19 pandemic, the demand in 2020 was not up to its mark. The impact have been seen from both the sides, i.e. production and consumption. The sudden outbreak of COVID-19 and shutdown of automotive manufacturing in the region tends to reduce the demand of crude steel, which have constrained the growth of the market.
- Owing to the aforementioned factors, the crude steel market is projected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The crude steel market is highly fragmented with the top 5 players accounting for a minimal share of the market. Major companies in the market include ArcelorMittal, China Baowu Steel Group Corp, HBIS Group, POSCO, and NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION.

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1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study



4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Increasing Demand from the Building & Construction Industry
4.1.2 Other Drivers
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Slowdown in Global Automotive Production
4.2.2 Unfavorable Conditions Arising Due to COVID-19 Outbreak
4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.4 Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Degree of Competition

5.1 Composition
5.1.1 Killed Steel
5.1.2 Semi-Killed Steel
5.1.3 Others
5.2 Manufacturing Process
5.2.1 Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF)
5.2.2 Electric Arc Furnace (EAF)
5.3 End-user Industry
5.3.1 Building & Construction
5.3.2 Transportation
5.3.3 Tools and Machinery
5.3.4 Energy
5.3.5 Consumer Goods
5.3.6 Other End-user Industries
5.4 Geography
5.4.1 Asia-Pacific China India Japan South Korea ASEAN Countries Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4.2 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.4.3 Europe Germany United Kingdom Italy France Rest of Europe
5.4.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa Saudi Arabia South Africa Rest of Middle-East and Africa

6.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
6.2 Market Share (%)**/Ranking Analysis
6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 Arcelor Mittal
6.4.2 China Ansteel Group Corporation Limited
6.4.3 China BaoWu Steel Group Corporation Limited
6.4.4 HBIS Group
6.4.6 JFE Steel Corporation
6.4.7 Jianlong Group
6.4.8 JSW
6.4.9 Maanshan Iron & Steel Company Limited
6.4.11 NLMK (Novelipetsk Steel)
6.4.12 POSCO
6.4.13 SAIL (Steel Authority Of India)
6.4.14 Severstal
6.4.16 SMS group GmbH
6.4.17 Tata Steel
6.4.18 United States Steel
6.4.19 Techint Group
6.4.20 Valin Group


Report Title: Crude Steel Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

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