Research and Markets: Increasing Ability in United States in Attaining Sustained Economic Growth in the Steel Sector

June 1, 2005
DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 16, 2005--The U.S. Steel Industry--Annual Report 2004 discusses the increasing ability of the United States in
DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 16, 2005--The U.S. Steel Industry--Annual Report 2004 discusses the increasing ability of the United States in attaining sustained economic growth in the steel sector. The report gives an assessment of the position of a number of major U.S. industries. Declining industrial competitiveness has negatively affected the long-term prosperity. A number of different programs and policies have improved the situation. They have lead towards building a new infrastructure, improving the business climate for investment and growth, stimulating technological innovation and commercialization, education and training of the U.S. steel industry in 2004.

Report Highlights

-- The basic outlines of the government policies.

-- Competitive position of the steel industry in the U.S. vis-a-vis the world market.

-- Advances in the production and technology of steel mining and refining.

-- The continuing pressures of environmental regulations.

-- Evaluation of the pricing process and management of the surplus capacity.

-- Government and International traders in the industry with respect to their investments.

-- Comparison between the South Korean, Japanese and the U.S. EAF (electric arc furnace) producers.

Report Features

The report gives a brief description of the financial performance of the U.S. steel industry. Chapter 4 discusses the industry's ability to grow and compete and the obstructions and constraints imposed by governments. It also mentions the economy it operates in and the changing nature of the market. Use of steel in the automotive and home construction markets. Chapter 6 discusses the emerging market sectors and the economic impact of steel industry over the sectors of operations.

Experts who have an understanding of the private sector, and the industry have prepared the report. Many of the academicians and government sector professionals have also contributed in this endeavor.

The following Statistics can be seen from this Report:

Figure 1. World Steel Production and Trade

Figure 2. Steel Exports as Percentage of Steel Production

Figure 3. Imports as a Percentage of Apparent Steel Supply

Figure 4. World Raw Steel Capacity and Production

Figure 5. U.S. Raw Steel Production and Capacity

Figure 6. Return on Assets (ROA)

Figure 7. Product Cost per Sales Dollar

Figure 8. Investor Sentiment Market Value Normalized to 1980

Figure 9. Basic Steel Manufacturing Process

Figure 10. U.S. and Non-U.S. EAF Plants (Efficiency vs. Technology)

Figure 11. U.S. and Non-U.S. Integrated Plants (Efficiency vs. Technology)

Figure 12. Types of Scrap in Steel

Figure 13. Employment Relative to 1980, 1990, 2000

Figure 14. Research Budgets (as percentage of sales)

Figure 15. Pollution Abatement Operating Costs and Capital Expenditures

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