Raw materials price forecast and its influence on world semis market
Nikolai Osadchy, project manager of Metal Expert Consulting, prepared the report for VI international conference World Steel Semis Market held on 19-20 September 2013 in Istanbul.
The report entitled “Raw materials price forecast and its influence on world semis market” focuses on the following key issues:
– The future of global metallurgy is tightly linked with the development of Chinese economy and depends, among other factors, on when the country’s steel consumption reaches its maximum;
– CIS billet suppliers are the largest global exporters;
– Efficiency of CIS vertically-integrated billet producers is higher than that of EAF-based mills, this difference is to continue growing in the medium term.
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