Global Steel Scrap Industry

  • May 2013
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 150 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Steel Scrap in Million Tons. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 37 companies including many key and niche players such as ArcelorMittal S.A., Baosteel Resources Co., Ltd., Commercial Metals Company, Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation, Jiangyin Xingcheng Special Steel Works Co., Ltd., Maanshan Iron & Steel Company Limited, Anhui Changjiang Steel Co., Ltd., Metalico, Inc., Nucor Corporation, Oryx Stainless Group, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., Sims Metal Management Limited, and Steel Dynamics, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs.

Table Of Contents




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
A Prelude II-1
Recession and Beyond II-1

2. MARKET TRENDS, ISSUES AND DRIVERS II-3
Emerging Markets to Drive Future Growth II-3
Table 1: Steel Scrap Production (2011) - Percentage Share
Breakdown by Countries - China, EU27, US, Japan, Russia,
Korea and Rest of the World (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-3

Table 2: Leading Consumers of Steel Worldwide (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Apparent Consumption Volume by
Country - China, US, India, Japan, South Korea, Germany,
Russia, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4
CIVETS: New Hope in the Longer Term II-4
Turkey: One of the Leading Countries in the Steel and Steel
Scrap Business II-4
Table 3: Turkish Steel Industry: Melting Capacity Breakdown
(In Million Tons) by Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) and Basic
Oxygen Furnace (BOF): 2009-2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-5
Overcapacity Issues in Chinese Steel Industry: A Cause for
Concern II-6
Rising Investments in Scrap Metal Extraction Equipment II-7
Rising Importance of Recycled Steel Bodes Well for the Market II-7
Recycled Steel Scrap Sources II-7
Table 4: Steel Recovery Rates of Various Industries II-7
Electric Arc Furnaces Driving Scrap Demand II-8
Table 5: Global Steel Production (2011): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Production by Process (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-8
Key Issues Confronting the Market II-8
Alternative Metals Gaining Prominence over Steel Scrap II-8
Export Restrictions on Steel Scrap II-9
Table 6: Major Steel Scrap Exporting Countries (2011) by
Export Volume in million metric tons - US, Europe, Japan,
Canada, Russia, Australia, South Africa (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9
Reduced Usage of Steel in Automobiles to Affect the Steel
Scrap Market II-10

3. STEEL INDUSTRY - AN IMPORTANT END-USER OF STEEL SCRAP II-11
Table 7: World Steel Demand by End-Use Industry (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Finished Steel Products
Consumption Volume for Construction, Machinery, Transport,
Appliances, Fabrication, Oil and Gas, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11
China: The Making of a Steel Giant in the 21st Century II-11
Table 8: Global Crude Steel Production (2011): Estimated
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume in China Vs
Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12
Surplus Capacity and Rising Raw Material Costs Pose Challenges II-12
Economic Uncertainty Plagues the Steel Industry II-12
Impact of the 2007-2009 Recession in Key Steel-Consuming Markets II-14
Construction II-14
Automotive II-14
Heavy Machinery II-15

4. STEEL SCRAP: PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-17
Definition II-17
Sources of Steel Scrap II-17
Scrap from Demolished Ships II-17
Scrapyard II-18
Types of Steel Scrap II-18
Heavy Metal Scrap II-18
Shredded Scrap II-18
Home Scrap II-18
Old Scrap II-18
Prompt Scrap II-18
Maraging Steel Scrap II-19
Grades of Steel Scrap II-19
Steel Scrap Sorting and Preparation Methods II-20
Sorting and Preparation II-20
Reducing Scrap Size II-20
Shredding Process II-20
Magnetic Separation II-20
Other Separation Processes II-20
Scrap Metal Recycling II-21
Stainless Steel Recycling II-21
Copper and Tin in Steel Scrap Recycling II-21

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-23
Core Group to Set up a Scrap Steel Recycling Facility in Kosovo II-23
China Armco Metals Subsidiary Signs Sales Agreement with
Jiangsu LihuaiLron and Steel II-23
Gerdau Takes Over Cycle Systems Assets II-23
Harsco Extends Tata Steel Deal II-24
Scrap Metal Services Expands Operations into the Southwest II-24
TMS International Corp. Expands Its Operations in Taiwan II-24
CME Group to Introduce Steel Scrap Contract II-24
KandK Recycling Services Acquires Rail Scrap from RG Steel Railroad II-25
Tata Steel Divests Stakes in HKS Scrap Metals to Euro Scrap
Alliance II-25
Reserve Management Group Takes over the Assets of Akron Iron and
Metal II-25
Schnitzer Steel to Acquire State Line Scrap II-25
Smart Ventures to Expand Operations Worldwide II-26
Four Recyclers in Arizona Form Joint Venture II-26

6. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-27
ArcelorMittal S.A. (Luxembourg) II-27
Baosteel Resources Co., Ltd (China) II-27
Commercial Metals Company (US) II-28
Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation (US) II-28
Jiangyin Xingcheng Special Steel Works Co., Ltd (China) II-29
Maanshan Iron and Steel Company Limited (China) II-29
Anhui Changjiang Steel Co., Ltd (China) II-29
Metalico, Inc. (US) II-29
Nucor Corporation (US) II-30
Oryx Stainless Group (Germany) II-30
Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (US) II-30
Sims Metal Management Limited (Australia) II-31
Steel Dynamics, Inc. (US) II-31

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-32
Table 9: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Steel Scrap by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32

Table 10: World Historic Review for Steel Scrap by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East,
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Million Tons for Years 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33

Table 11: World 15-Year Perspective for Steel Scrap by
Geographic Region -Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and
Latin America Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-34


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Overview III-1
Factors Affecting Steel Scrap Prices in the US III-1
The Steel Recycling Trends III-1
Key Statistical Data III-2
Table 12: US Steel Scrap Exports (2011) - Percentage Share
Breakdown of Export Volume by Destination (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 13: US Crude Steel Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Production by Type of Process -
Electric Furnace and Oxygen Blown Converter (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
Strategic Corporate Developments III-2
Key Players III-5
B.Market Analytics III-7
Table 14: The US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Steel Scrap Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 15: The US Historic Review for Steel Scrap Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Tons for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

2. CANADA III-9
A.Market Analysis III-9
Current and Future Analysis III-9
Canadian Steel Industry: A Review III-9
B.Market Analytics III-10
Table 16: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Steel Scrap Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 17: Canadian Historic Review for Steel Scrap Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Tons for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

3. JAPAN III-11
A.Market Analysis III-11
Current and Future Analysis III-11
Exports Register Decline in Japan III-11
Japanese Steel Industry: A Review III-11
B.Market Analytics III-12
Table 18: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Steel Scrap Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 19: Japanese Historic Review for Steel Scrap Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Tons for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

4. EUROPE III-13
A.Market Analysis III-13
Overview III-13
Table 20: European Steel Scrap Exports (2011) - Percentage
Share Breakdown of Export Volume by Destination (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13
European Safety Regulations for Handling of Steel Scrap III-14
European Steel Scrap Categories - An Overview III-14
Old Scrap III-14
New Scrap III-14
Shredded Scrap III-15
Steel Turnings III-15
High Residual Scrap III-15
Fragmentized Incinerator Scrap III-15
B.Market Analytics III-16
Table 21: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Steel Scrap by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, Turkey and Rest of Europe
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 22: European Historic Review for Steel Scrap by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia, Turkey and Rest of Europe Independently Analyzed
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 23: European 15-Year Perspective for Steel Scrap by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia,
Turkey and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

4a. FRANCE III-19
A.Market Analysis III-19
Current and Future Analysis III-19
B.Market Analytics III-19
Table 24: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Steel Scrap Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 25: French Historic Review for Steel Scrap Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Tons for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

4b. GERMANY III-21
A.Market Analysis III-21
Current and Future Analysis III-21
Oryx Stainless Group - A Key Player III-21
B.Market Analytics III-22
Table 26: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Steel Scrap Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 27: German Historic Review for Steel Scrap Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Tons for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

4c. ITALY III-23
A.Market Analysis III-23
Current and Future Analysis III-23
B.Market Analytics III-23
Table 28: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Steel Scrap Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 29: Italian Historic Review for Steel Scrap Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Tons for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-25
A.Market Analysis III-25
Outlook III-25
Impact of Recession in Europe III-25
B.Market Analytics III-26
Table 30: The UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Steel Scrap Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 31: The UK Historic Review for Steel Scrap Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Tons for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

4e. SPAIN III-27
A.Market Analysis III-27
Current and Future Analysis III-27
B.Market Analytics III-27
Table 32: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Steel Scrap Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 33: Spanish Historic Review for Steel Scrap Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Tons for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

4f. RUSSIA III-29
A.Market Analysis III-29
Current and Future Analysis III-29
B.Market Analytics III-29
Table 34: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Steel Scrap Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 35: Russian Historic Review for Steel Scrap Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Tons for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

4g. TURKEY III-31
A.Market Analysis III-31
Overview III-31
Table 36: Turkish Steel Industry: Melting Capacity
Breakdown (In Million Tons) by Electric Arc Furnace (EAF)
and Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF): 2009-2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32
B.Market Analytics III-33
Table 37: Turkey Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Steel Scrap Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 38: Turkey Historic Review for Steel Scrap Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Tons for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

4h. REST OF EUROPE III-34
A.Market Analysis III-34
Current and Future Analysis III-34
Strategic Corporate Developments III-34
ArcelorMittal S.A. (Luxembourg) - A Key Player III-35
B.Market Analytics III-36
Table 39: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Steel Scrap Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Million Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 40: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Steel Scrap
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Tons for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-38
A.Market Analysis III-38
Outlook III-38
B.Market Analytics III-39
Table 41: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Steel Scrap Analyzed by Geographic Region -
China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Tons for
Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 42: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Steel Scrap
Analyzed by Geographic Region - China, India and Rest of
Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Million Tons for Years 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 43: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Steel Scrap
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-41

5a. CHINA III-42
A.Market Analysis III-42
China’s Steel Scrap Market to Rebound III-42
Chinese Steel Industry Continues to be Haunted by Excess
Capacity Issues III-42
Strategic Corporate Development III-43
Key Players III-44
B.Market Analytics III-45
Table 44: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Steel Scrap Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 45: Chinese Historic Review for Steel Scrap Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Tons for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

5b. INDIA III-46
A.Market Analysis III-46
Current and Future Analysis III-46
Indian Steel Industry on Strong Growth Path III-46
Table 46: Crude Steel Production in India - Percentage
Breakdown by Process - Blast Furnace/Basic Oxygen
Convertor, Electric Arc Furnace, and Electric Induction
Furnace (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46
Government Lays Down Stricter Import Regulations III-47
B.Market Analytics III-47
Table 47: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Steel Scrap Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 48: Indian Historic Review for Steel Scrap Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Tons for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-49
A.Market Analysis III-49
Outlook III-49
Australia III-49
Australian Steel Industry: An Overview III-49
Table 49: Australian Steel Scrap Market - Percentage
Share Breakdown of Sources from Vehicles, Consumer
Durables and Landfill, Demolition, Manufacturing
Off-Cuts, Industrial Machinery, and Cans and Rails (2010)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50
Vietnam III-50
Taiwan Steel Scrap Industry Recovers Strongly III-50
Rising Korean Steel Scrap Market III-51
South Korean Steel Industry - A Review III-51
Table 50: Crude Steel Production in South Korea (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Output by Blast Furnaces
and Electric Arc Furnaces (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-51
Strategic Corporate Development III-52
Key Player III-52
B.Market Analytics III-53
Table 51: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Steel Scrap Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Million Tons for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 52: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Steel
Scrap Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Million
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-54

6. MIDDLE EAST III-55
A.Market Analysis III-55
Current and Future Analysis III-55
Construction Boom Fuels Steel Demand in the Middle East III-55
B.Market Analytics III-56
Table 53: The Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Steel Scrap Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Million Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 54: The Middle East Historic Review for Steel Scrap
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Tons for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

7. LATIN AMERICA III-57
A.Market Analysis III-57
Current and Future Analysis III-57
The Latin American Steel Industry: A Review III-57
Table 55: Latin American Crude Steel Market (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production by Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57
B.Market Analytics III-58
Table 56: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Steel Scrap by Geographic Region - Brazil and
Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Million Tons for Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 57: Latin American Historic Review for Steel Scrap by
Geographic Region - Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 58: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Steel Scrap
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets for
Years 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

7a. BRAZIL III-61
A.Market Analysis III-61
Current and Future Analysis III-61
B.Market Analytics III-61
Table 59: Brazilian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Steel Scrap Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 60: Brazilian Historic Review for Steel Scrap Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Tons for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

7b. REST OF LATIN AMERICA III-63
A.Market Analysis III-63
Current and Future Analysis III-63
Costa Rica Witnessed Surge in Exports III-63
B.Market Analytics III-63
Table 61: Rest of Latin America Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Steel Scrap Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Million Tons for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 62: Rest of Latin America Historic Review for Steel
Scrap Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Million
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-64


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 37 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 44)

The United States (20)
Canada (2)
Japan (1)
Europe (7)
- Germany (2)
- The United Kingdom (1)
- Rest of Europe (4)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (12)
Middle East (2)

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