Noida, India (PressExposure) August 04, 2011 -- Crude steel production in Japan recovered significantly in 2010 growing by around 25% against the previous year after witnessing a sharp decline in 2009. The growth observed in 2010 was due to the recovery of demand in domestic manufacturing industries and strong demand for high-grade steel from East Asia; thus, propelling output above 109 Million Metric Tons. However, the earthquake and tsunami caused widespread damage in Japan, inflicting heavy damage to roads, railways, ports, and industry infrastructure. These natural disasters also led to the outbreak of several fires and the collapse of a dam.
According to our research report, "Japan Steel Industry Analysis", steel demand will increase at a higher rate due to reconstruction activities. The rebuilding of infrastructure in the earthquake and tsunami-stuck region is estimated to cost around US$ 180 Billion. A projected 10% of this reconstruction cost will be for steel. Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism has asked companies involved in emergency housing and kit homes to increase their production for helping with the accommodation of nearly 390,000 people who are currently homeless.
Reconstruction efforts are expected to pick up from the middle of the year, may boost demand for construction products including steel which, in turn, will boost demand for inputs such as iron ore and coking coal. Besides, hopes of other Asian steel producers capitalizing on reconstruction demand hinge on how quickly Japan is able to get uninterrupted power on stream for steel producers. Moreover, Japan is a market rich in opportunities for suppliers of high quality and high value marine equipment, shipbuilding technology and services, and supplies to the shipping sector which will propel the future growth of steel demand.
"Japan Steel Industry Analysis" provides detailed study of Japan steel industry and presents an analysis of recent changes in market dynamics. The report also analyzes the current and future growth potential of Japan steel industry with forecast till 2014. The study details the reason for sluggish growth in Japan and its impact upon related verticals. Besides, detailed study of steel players has been given including SWOT and financial performance. The report will help investors to obtain a clear picture of the Japanese steel industry.
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