Malaysia: Steel covers the global, ASEAN and Malaysian steel industry overview, the country's industry performance in terms of production, consumption and productivity, and the government policy. It also covers the market trends in terms of imports and exports, impact of government initiatives, impact of China, investment, prices, and market outlook, plus the comparative matrix and SWOT analysis for the industry leading players: Lion Industries Corporation Berhad (LIONIND), Ann Joo Resources Berhad (ANNJOO), CSC Steel Holdings Berhad (CSCSTEL), Southern Steel Berhad (SSTEEL), and Kinsteel Berhad (KINSTEL).
According to the Malaysian Iron and Steel Industry Federation (MISIF), the local steel industry, in consumption terms, will grow at a rate of 5.0–7.5% in 2011. It also estimated the crude steel production to reach 6.0 million tons in 2011. market analysis
Demand for domestic steel products is expected to remain firm, driven primarily by the strong domestic demand from the private sector and the initiatives implemented under the government's Economic Transformation Program (ETP).
The majority of local steel companies were affected by the unfavourable situation of higher average raw material costs and almost stagnant selling prices, which had eroded profit margins. The five leading players covered in the report include Lion Industries Corporation Berhad (LIONIND), Ann Joo Resources Berhad (ANNJOO), CSC Steel Holdings Berhad (CSCSTEL), Southern Steel Berhad (SSTEEL), and Kinsteel Berhad (KINSTEL).
Table of Contents 1. Industry Profile 1.1 Global Overview 1.2 ASEAN Overview 1.3 Country Overview 1.4 Industry Performance 1.4.1 Production 1.4.2 Consumption 1.4.3 Employment and Labor Cost 1.4.4 Productivity 1.5 Government Policy 2. Market Trends and Outlook 2.1 Steel Industry Trends 2.2 Imports and Exports 2.3 Impact of Government Initiatives 2.3.1 Third Industrial Master Plan 2.3.2 10th Malaysia Plan 2.4 Impact of China 2.5 Investment 2.6 Prices 2.7 Market Outlook