China Steel Market Report, 2006-2008
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China's steel output reached 349.36 million tons in 2005, up by 24.6% over the year of 2004. The output of crude steel and steel products reached 199.4696 million tons and 221.9518 million tons respectively in the first half of 2006, up by 18.3% and 25.8% separately over the same period of last year. From the year of 2005 to the first half of 2006, the overall technology of steel industry has been greatly improved, product structure has been constantly optimized and, import & export kept basically balanced. The internal structures of enterprises have been further adjusted, industrial concentration has been advanced and, international competitiveness has been enhanced. The profits, however, grew at a lower rate. Furthermore, the price also experienced a wild fluctuation in 2005: it set the highest record in the first quarter but began slipping due to a sharp rise in domestic newly-added resources and then dived in the fourth quarter.

China’s steel industry is now going to turn from a rapid growth into a slower but steady stage. As macro-economy has slowed down since early 2006, the overall domestic production capacity shows a sign of supply exceeding demand by stages, which is featured by that high-end products are short of supply but low-end ones are in overproduction, i.e. construction steels like wiring steel, screw-thread steel and bar steel achieved self-support at more than 100% while that only reached about 60% in electric steel, coated sheet and cold-flat rolled steel sheet market.

Top Five Imported Steel Products, 2005


It is no doubt that the policies on China steel industry play an important role for the healthy development as well as for the investment in the field. Moreover, the encouraging policies of merger and acquisition among steel firms also stimulate the development of China steel industry, but the notion of making larger doesn’t mean being stronger must bear in mind.

It is possible that multi-aspect, regional and complementary industrial structure will appear in China steel industry thanks to the geographic distribution. Small-scale listed steel companies will face a grim challenge during the integration, but steel industry will still develop towards acquisition & reorganization during the 11th Five-year Plan period. Industrial policies released by Chinese government indicate that some steel enterprises with production capacity below 5 million tons are likely to be invested domestically, yet they may fail to make sound achievement under the pressure of fierce competition; while steel giants can grow larger and stronger through acquisition & reorganization. Therefore, they will eventually control the market though there is a long road to go.

1 Analysis of China steel industry
1.1 Status quo
1.2 Influencing factors
1.3 Major issues
1.4 Opportunities and challenges
1.5 Suggestions

2 Industrial analysis of China steel industry from 2003 to 2005
2.1 Statistics of economic indicators
2.2 Scale economy
2.3 Characteristics and structure
2.4 Regional industrial concentration

3 Analysis of China steel market
3.1 Status quo of steel market
3.2 Status quo of future market
3.3 Influencing factors
3.4 Overview of major regional steel markets

4 Steel price trends in China
4.1 Price trend in 2005
4.2 Steel prices and influencing factors
4.3 Influences of Fluctuation of steel price to other industries

5 Construction steel
5.1 Development status
5.2 Overview of construction steel market in 2005
5.3 Overview of major regional construction steel markets in 2005
5.4 Factors influencing the development of construction steel
5.5 Prospect

6 Steel products for automobile
6.1 Status quo
6.2 Prospect and forecast

7 Stainless steel
7.1 Overview
7.2 Status quo and influencing factors
7.3 Prospect and forecast

8 Steel tube
8.1 Overview of steel tube industry
8.2 Overview of China steel tube market
8.3 Factors affecting steel tube market
8.4 Suggestions and strategies on steel tube market

9 Steel sheet
9.1 Steel plate
9.2 Coated sheet
9.3 Cold/hot-flat rolled steel sheet

10 Others
10.1 Container steel
10.2 H-profile steel
10.3 Silicon-steel sheet

11 Output of steel products from 2003 to 2005
11.1 Output of large ordinary steel products from 2003 to 2005
11.2 Output of steel (final products) from 2003 to 2005
11.3 Output of steel products for railway from 2003 to 2005

12 Import and export of steel products
12.1 Status quo
12.2 Overall statistics of import and export from 2001 to 2005
12.3 Data of import and export by province in 2005
12.4 Data of import and export by country in 2005

13 Steel furnace charge market
13.1 Ironstone
13.2 Coke
13.3 Ferroalloy
13.4 Steel scrap
13.5 Steel billet
13.6 Pig iron

14 Marketing analysis of China steel enterprises
14.1 Research on marketing-related issues
14.2 Marketing channel building and suggestions
14.3 Marketing strategies
14.4 Suggestions on improving marketing capability

15 Major steel products manufacturers
15.1 Baosteel Group
15.2 Wuhan Iron and Steel (Group) Corp
15.3 Shougang Group
15.4 Hansteel Group
15.5 Nanjing Iron & Steel Co., Ltd

16 Competitiveness analysis of steel industry
16.1 Competitiveness of steel industry
16.2 Suggestions and strategies
16.3 Competitiveness trend

17 Investment in China steel industry
17.1 Status quo
17.2 Prospect
17.3 Risks and problems
17.4 Suggestions and strategies

18 Prospect and forecast of steel industry
18.1 Prospect
18.2 Development trend
18.3 Forecast
Apparent consumption growth of steel industry, 2001-2005
Contrast of monthly output and apparent consumption of steel industry, 1999-2005
Fixed asset investment growth of steel industry, 2001-2005
Structure contrast of steel products, 2004-2005
Statistics of monthly import of steel billet and steel products, 2004-2005
Statistics of monthly export of steel billet and steel products, 2004-2005
Output proportion ranking of steel enterprises, 2002-2005
Profit margin change of enterprises for smelting and mangling process of ferrous metal, 2003-2005
Loss of enterprises for smelting and mangling process of ferrous metal by ownership, 2005
Profit making of enterprises for smelting and mangling process of ferrous metal by ownership, 2005
Comprehensive price index of steel market, 2003-2005
Spot price contrast of major domestic markets, 2004-2005
Forecast of demand for auto heating plate, 2005-2015
Forecast of demand for auto cold plate, 2005-2015
Plate output in China, 2003-2005
Domestic steel plate output, 2003-2005
Regional distribution of domestic plate resources
Output of ordinary large steel products in China, 2003-2005
Output of ordinary large steel products in Hebei province, 2003-2005
Output of ordinary large steel products in Liaoning province, 2003-2005
Output of ordinary large steel products in Anhui province, 2003-2005
Output of ordinary large steel products in Shandong province, 2003-2005
Output of steel products in China, 2003-2005
Output of steel products in Hebei province, 2003-2005
Output of steel products in Liaoning province, 2003-2005
Output of steel products in Shanghai, 2003-2005
Output of steel (final products) in Shandong province, 2003-2005
Output of railway steel products in China, 2003-2005
Output of railway steel products in Hebei province, 2003-2005
Output of railway steel products in Liaoning province, 2003-2005
Output of railway steel products in Shanghai, 2003-2005
Output of railway steel products in Sichuan province, 2003-2005
Steel import & export in China, 2001-2005
Top Five Imported Steel Products, 2005
Steel import & export value, 2001-2005
Import & export of stainless steel wire in China, 2001-2005
Import & export of other semi-finished alloy steel products, 2001-2005
Import & export of stainless steel wire by province, 2005
Import & export of steel by country, 2005
Import & export of stainless steel wire by country, 2005
Import & export of other semi-finished alloy steel products by country, 2005
Steel output growth in China, 2000-2005
Monthly output growth of pig iron, 2004-2005
Contrast among coke output, apparent consumption and export volume
Fluctuation of coke export price
International special gold-bearing price, Jan-Dec, 2005
Monthly import & export of steel scrap in China, 2004-2005
Steel billet price in China, Jan-Dec, 2005
Import & export of steel billet, 2004-2005
Statistics of gross profit of Baosteel Group, 2003-2005
Operating results of major products of Baosteel Group, 2003-2005
Statistics of prime operating revenue of Baosteel Group, 2003-2005
Major indexes of Wuhan Iron and Steel (Group) Corp, 2003-2005
Statistics of gross profit of Wuhan Iron and Steel (Group) Corp, 2003-2005
Prime operating revenue by product of Wuhan Iron and Steel (Group) Corp, 2005
Prime operating revenue of major markets, 2003-2005
Major indexes of Shougang Group, 2003-2005
Statistics of gross profit of Shougang Group, 2003-2005
Operating results of major products, 2003-2005
Prime operating revenue by product of Shougang Group, 2005
Major indexes of Hansteel Group, 2003-2005
Statistics of gross profit of Hansteel Group, 2003-2005
Operating results of major products of Hansteel Group, 2003-2005
Statistics of gross profit of Nanjing Iron & Steel Co., Ltd, 2003-2005
Operating results of major products, 2003-2005
Production structure and product proportion of Nanjing Iron & Steel Co., Ltd, 2005
Prime operating revenue structure of Nanjing Iron & Steel Co., Ltd, 2005
Gross sales revenue of major products in Nanjing Iron & Steel Co., Ltd, 2005
Forecast of steel demand scale by category, 2006
Production capacity of pig iron and crude steel in China, 2004-2006
Forecast of monthly ironstone output in China, 2006
Forecast of ironstone import volume in China, 2006
Forecast of pig iron output in China, 2006
Forecast of crude steel output in China, 2006
Forecast of steel products output in China, 2006
Steel-product structure in China, 2006
Total output and structure of steel products in China, 2006
Steel products of import structure in China, 2006
Forecast of rolled-steel export volume in China, 2006
Steel export structure in China, 2006
Forecast of steel production and actual consumption in China, 2006

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