METALS

Cyclical momentum vs structural challenges

Sector
Value

USD2800Bn

S

SENITIVE RISK for entreprises

  • Fragmentation

  • Internationalization

  • Capital Intensity

  • Profitability

  • Exposure to strength in construction
  • Restructuring in the US successfully completed
  • Strengthened cash flow generation in the mining sector
  • Lack of credibility in management of overcapacity (steel)
  • Commodity price volatility
  • Exposure to environmental and sustainability issues

Key players

Country Role Sector risk
China

#1 Producer

#2 Consumer

C

Sensitive risk

Japan

#2 Producer

#2 Exporter

B

Medium risk

Germany

#1 Importer

C

Sensitive risk

Contact Euler Hermes

Economic Research Team

research@eulerhermes.com

Risk Analyst

Marc LIVINEC

marc.livinex@eulerhermes.com

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