Belgium's export sector has traditionally been dominated by relatively low technology goods supplying
downstream processors in Germany and elsewhere. However, increased investment throughout the value
chain, particularly in products utilised by the automotive industry ..."
BMI View: While Belgium's metals sector appears to be entering a period of relative calm after the
restructuring and downsizing of recent years, the industry is by no means out of the woods. In particular,
the country's steel output hinges overwhelmingly on the action ..."
The Belgian petrochemicals industry is attracting investment due to its strong infrastructural advantages, but
could still feel the effects of a downturn in the eurozone that would threaten profit margins, according to
BMI's latest Belgium Petrochemicals Report.
Belgium hosts ..."
BMI View: Belgium's steel sector is starting to enter a period of relative stability. Having witnessed
significant decline over recent years, we are now beginning to see production levels stabilising due to
gradually improving consumption levels and the diminished output capaci ..."
BMI View: Production data for H1 2014 indicate robust growth across the Belgium steel sector with the
industry on track for its first full-year of positive output since 2011. While the short-term outlook for
Belgium's steel sector is looking increasingly positive, we ..."
BMI View: 2014 will see further contraction in Belgian steel production as steelmakers look to stem
oversupply through reducing capacity at key facilities. Nevertheless, there are signs the contraction in
output levels are tailing off as the market reaches a more bala ..."
BMI View: In Q214 we are sticking with our full-year production forecasts for Belgium's steel sector. An
up-tick in Belgium's economic growth in 2014 is unlikely to filter down into the country's steel sector with
the industry continuing to be hit by overcapacity coup ..."
The decline in Belgium's steel production is expected to moderate in 2014 with output contracting by 2%
year-on-year (y-o-y), following on from an estimated 3.6% in 2013. Nevertheless, we caution that steel
producers will continue to face significant headwinds going i ..."
BMI View: Belgium remains a significant petrochemicals producer in Western Europe, although the
dynamics of the industry are changing in line with the wider trends in the mature domestic and regional
market. A reduction of polyethylene (PE) capacity is set to be follo ..."
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