Publications

Please find below a list of all our publications

World Steel Association, Steel Statistical Yearbook 2017
December 2017
EEF BDO Manufacturing Outlook, Q4 2017
December 2017
EUROMETAL, Outlook on Economies and Steel Markets, December 2017
December 2017
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Acumen Credit Insurance Brokers: Risk Round Up
Since 2016 the global steel industry has started to recover following a period of subdued demand. Both global steel use and steel prices increased again in 2016 which has improved the previously depressed margins of many steel companies. Worldwide apparent steel usage is forecast to increase by 2.6% and 1.6% in 2017 and 2018 according to the World Steel Association (WSA), owing largely to better economic performance in both advanced and developing economies....
November 2017
Industrial Strategy White Paper: Building a Britain Fit for the Future
November 2017
Euler Hermes: UK Economy set for slowest EU growth rate in 2018
November 2017
Atradius Market Monitor, November 2017
Focus on Steel and Metals Performance and Outlook:- The steel industry has rebounded since 2016, following a period of subdued demand. Both steel prices and global steel use increased again last year, which has had a positive effect on the previously depressed margins of many steel businesses. The World Steel Association (WSA) forecasts that worldwide apparent steel use will increase 2.6% in 2017 and 1.6% in 2018, mainly driven by better economic performance in most advanced and developing economies. However, the current steel rebound is mainly driven by cyclical factors, while fundamental structural issues remain. Steel remains very susceptible to political and economic risk factors, currently the increased threat of protectionism, China’s hard landing, Brexit, and capital outflows from emerging markets. Should any of these risks materialise, it could immediately lead to another downturn in regional or global steel demand. Download the full report here
November 2017
Coface: The UK automotive sector and Brexit – or, how to slow a rolling industry?
The UK automotive industry is entering a dry period. The voices of the main UK industry representatives and their concerns regarding the negative effects of a potential hard Brexit appear to remain unheard, while other difficulties are accumulating against the backdrop of uncertainty. These representatives believe that current negotiations between the UK and the EU are, at this stage, unfavourable to them, despite the Prime Minister recently emphasising the country’s will to remain in the Single Market. The prosperous years of the UK’s automotive industry seem to be a thing of the past. Despite its many advantages, the sector will have to renew itself once again if it is to resist the impact of the Brexit. At a time when the automotive sector has to contend with multiple challenges, the prospect of a disorderly exit from the European Union weighs on the capacity of its players to invest and innovate. A weakening of the UK executive adds uncertainty to the future of the sector. Download the full report here.
November 2017
Bank of England, Agents' Summary of Conditions, November 2017
November 2017
Bank of England Inflation Report, November 2017
November 2017
QBE: Understanding and Protecting Your Supply Chain
HOW TO DE-RISK SUPPLY CHAINS IN A WORLD OF GLOBAL SUPPLY QBE specialises in business insurance. We work closely with companies to protect their businesses and make their ambitions possible. Increasingly, we are helping customers to understand, manage and mitigate the risks in their supply chains. Supply-chain management is inherently complex, especially in an age of Brexit uncertainties, increasing protectionism and global political upheaval. Supply-chain risk is hard to quantify. Within a company, one person alone rarely takes responsibility for it. The risk manager may be the owner of the business continuity plan, but the needs of the procurement, operations and distribution teams also have to be included. Finally, each business’s leadership is likely to have strong views on costs and supply that affect how the chain is managed. Companies struggle to pull these strands together. In this guide we offer a clear way to understand and manage the risks in your supply chain in a cost-effective and sustainable way. Good risk management requires strong leadership. If you lead a business that has yet to analyse the weaknesses in its supply chain, we hope this guide will show you how to protect your company, your customers and your future profitability.
October 2017
EUROMETAL, Outlook on Economies and Steel Markets, October 2017
October 2017
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NASS Annual Report 2016-2017
Following its approval at NASS' AGM on 12th October, the Annual Report for 2016-2017 is now available for download
October 2017
UK Steel Price Increases to continue into 2018
The National Association of Steel Service Centres (NASS) reported last November that UK steel price increases were inevitable in 2017. In recent weeks NASS has conducted a number of surveys with its Members within the UK and its supply base. Business sentiment remains firm with further supply increases for Q4, 2017 and Q1, 2018 already in place. Given the continued price pressure evident in the steel supply chains, NASS has again taken this opportunity to comment and reflect upon current market conditions in the UK as 2017 comes to a close and we look forward to 2018. Please follow the link for the full press release from NASS Director General Peter Corfield
October 2017
EUROMETAL, Outlook on Economies and Steel Markets, September 2017
September 2017
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EEF BDO Manufacturing Outlook, Q3 2017
September 2017
EEF: Global Trade – run aground or structurally sound?
This research report looks at the factors behind weaker growth in global trade and how this impacts UK manufacturing. • The key finding is that many export destinations are not as open to trade as they were before the financial crisis. • While cyclical factors have played something of a role in weaker growth, structural factors (such as the retreat of global value chains, a comeback in protectionism and trade finance drying up) appear to play an important part in explaining the slowdown in world trade. • These challenges will not simply dissipate with a stronger world economy, the message for both manufacturers and policy makers is that their response cannot be business as usual.
July 2017
Bank of England Agents Summary, Q2 2017
June 2017
EEF BDO Manufacturing Outlook, Q2 2017
British manufacturers are continuing to enjoy a surge in performance on the back of a synchronised upswing in global markets according to the Q2 2017 EEF/BDO Manufacturing Outlook
June 2017
EUROMETAL Outlook on Economies and Steel Markets, June 2017
June 2017
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Bank of England Inflation Report, May 2017
May 2017
CBI, Backing Britain's Prosperity
The next Government should prioritise stability and a long-term vision for the economy. The UK stands at a crossroads. Brexit creates significant challenges for the UK’s economy, but it also brings opportunities. It offers a chance to address the UK’s deep-seated problems of low productivity and fire-up its potential as one of the most inclusive, innovative and open economies in the world. In Backing Britain’s prosperity, the CBI asks the next government to reaffirm its pride in UK business, and their commitment to working in partnership with firms to manage the risks and take advantage of the opportunities ahead. With a pro-enterprise government, the CBI believes the UK can become the most competitive and prosperous economy in the world.
May 2017
EEF - Making the Future, Making Britain Great – a manifesto for manufacturing
Britain could build on its position as a modern manufacturing powerhouse if the newly-elected Government commits to a long-term, ambitious industrial strategy. EEF’s manifesto Making the Future, Making Britain Great urges a new Government to use the opportunity to fully commit to a comprehensive industrial strategy, building on the momentum created by the surge in recent manufacturing performance in recent data including GDP and PMI figures.
May 2017
EUROMETAL Outlook on Economies and Steel Markets, May 2017
May 2017
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EEF Absence Benchmark report 2017
Do you know the current industry average for absence? Measuring and understanding the level of absence within your company is important, but knowing how this compares to other companies in your sector or region is what can really help you to understand if your sickness absence levels are of concern.
April 2017
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EUROMETAL Outlook on Economies and Steel Markets, April 2017
April 2017
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CBI, Shaping regional infrastructure
How does improving infrastructure and boosting productivity go hand in hand? Read the full report Infrastructure provides the essential foundations business needs to deliver jobs, growth and prosperity for all. Improving infrastructure across the country will therefore be crucial to addressing regional disparities and driving productivity.
April 2017
Euler Hermes, Brexit Economic Dashboard and Scenarios
April 2017
EH, Brexit - Which Sectors are Impacted in the Short Run?
April 2017
Euler Hermes, The Taming of The Brexit
The withdrawal notification sent by the UK government to the European Council on March 29th triggered the two-year countdown specified by Art. 50. As a result, we expect the ratification of the EU exit agreement to be held between Fall 2018 and March 2019. Divorce talks will mainly focus on the UK’s outstanding commitments, the end of the UK inclusion in several EU institutions and the rights of EU citizens living in the UK and vice versa. The UK economy will continue to be resilient during the negotiations period but consumer spending would take a hit from higher inflation and slowdown in wages, and investments could go into wait-and-see mode. Overall, we expect UK GDP growth to slow down to +1.4% in 2017 from +1.8% in 2016 and to +1.0% in 2018.
April 2017
EEF, 3 Ways to Boost your Supply Chain Efficiency
Sometimes making small process corrections can lead to big efficiency gains. Find out three simple, but often overlooked areas for improvement in global supply chains as identified by our Business Growth and continuous improvement experts.
April 2017
Euler Hermes, Insolvency Heat Map 2017
In 2017 insolvencies will remain stable globally. Watch for diverging dynamics across countries when analyzing the expected number of insolvencies compared to 2003-2007 level (x axis) and to 2016 (y axis).
April 2017
UK Steel, UK Implementation of Post Brexit WTO Compliant Trade Defence Remedies
This week, UK Steel has highlighted both our concerns and solutions in a report to the Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox MP Until the government’s negotiations are completed it is impossible to predict what, if any, restrictions will apply to the use of trade defence remedies and therefore we wanted to set out now what we believe is needed here in the UK from day one of leaving the EU. UK Steel's report sets out the priorities that will ensure free and fair trade following our departure from the EU.
March 2017
UK Steel Annual Review 2016
March 2017
Bank of England, Agents Summary of Conditions, Q1 2017
March 2017
EEF Manufacturing Outlook, Q1 2017
March 2017
Lloyds Bank: Automotive Reserarch Report 2017
The UK automotive industry is going from strength to strength, despite the potential issues and uncertainties presented by the global economy. "Firms are moving to create new growth opportunities, looking at increasing their investment in research and design, with a particular focus on low carbon and driverless vehicle technology". Read the Lloyds Bank full Report here.
March 2017
EEF, Manufacturing Update, February 2017
February 2017
EUROMETAL Economic Outlook - February 2017
February 2017
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Bank of England Inflation Report, Feb 2017
February 2017
Annual Manufacturing Report 2017 published by The Manufacturer
themanufacturer.com This year's in-depth Annual Manufacturing Report assesses the state of UK manufacturing, looking at everything from skills through to finance, IT and the new technologies of Industry 4.0.
February 2017
EUROMETAL Quarterly Report on International Steel Trade, January 2017
January 2017
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EEF Monthly Economic Briefing, Jan 2017
January 2017
‘Steel 2020: Forging a Future for the British Steel Industry’
The UK parliamentary report ‘Steel 2020: Forging a Future for the British Steel Industry’ was formally released on 23rd January 2017. Produced by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Steel and Metal Related Industries, the report lists seven key actions which need to be taken so that the UK steel sector can re-invent itself. Download a copy here.
January 2017
Euler Hermes, Economic Outlook - Insolvencies, The Tip of the Iceberg
January 2017
EEF Manufacturing Sector Bulletins: Automotive
EEF will release four Sector Bulletins over the course of 2017 in partnership with Santander. Each Sector Bulletin will take a deep dive into a manufacturing sector, looking to identify it’s structural characteristics, trade channels, recent performance, risks & opportunities and long-term trends. For the inaugural quarterly sector bulletin, they look at understanding the automotive industry and how the sector is positioned to deal with Brexit and non-Brexit related challenges over the next few years
January 2017
EEF Executive Survey 2017
UK manufacturers brace themselves for another 'bumpy ride' This is EEF’s annual survey of manufacturing executives’ views on the year ahead. UK manufacturers expect 2017 to be another year of risks, but are gearing up to hit its challenges head-on.
January 2017
Bank of England Agents Summary of Conditions - December 2016
December 2016
CBI, Making A Success of Brexit
A whole-economy view of the UK-EU negotiations When the UK voted to leave the European Union on the June 23rd 2016, it was clear that businesses would be faced with change. Making a Success of Brexit aims to set out the priorities of sectors and by doing that, give clarity on the issues that apply across sectors, helping the government to maintain the key principles of openness, stability and certainty of trade, immigration, regulation and funding that are shared by all.
December 2016
EUROMETAL Outlook on Economies & Steel Markets, December 2016
December 2016
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EEF/BDO Manufacturing Outlook Q4 2016
EEF/BDO Manufacturing Outlook points to early signs that the sector has left behind the negative effects of the low oil price and concerns about global growth and is now seeing opportunities from a resilient UK market and brightening export prospects. The improved picture is mainly being driven by a better UK market, though the much expected boost from a weaker pound is expected to come to fruition in the next quarter. The survey shows a majority of manufacturing sectors and regions reported more positive output balances in the past three months compared with the previous quarter. As a result, better conditions are also spurring a rebound in recruitment intentions, as well as a turnaround in investment to fulfil customer requirements and secure productivity gains.
December 2016
CBI, Unlocking Regional Growth
Understanding the drivers of productivity across the UK's regions and nations. Unlocking higher regional productivity could add £208bn to the UK economy over the next decade, according to the latest CBI research. That's equivalent to an economy that is 10% bigger than it would have been otherwise and should be a major part of the drive to tackle inequality at a time of real concern about living standards and wages.
December 2016
EEF, The 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR): A primer for manufacturers
This EEF/Oracle report, The 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR): A primer for manufacturers, answers four important questions to help manufacturers on their 4IR journey: •Is 4IR hype? Or do I need to take this seriously? •Is the UK manufacturing sector up for this? •What are the tangible things I can do something with to implement 4IR? (the report includes use case examples) •What else do I need to do? The report has been developed through focus groups, interviews and surveys to build up a picture of what manufacturers make of the 4th industrial revolution. This is not just about technology and the report goes into some of the changes that industry leaders will need to make within their company including giving IT a more strategic business planning role, changing company culture to enable higher levels of innovation and adopting a visionary approach to leadership.
November 2016
World Steel Association, Steel Statistical Yearbook 2016
Published by the World Steel Association, this yearbook presents a cross-section of steel industry statistics that are exchanged or published. The co-operation of both members and non-members in supplying the information included in the publication is gratefully acknowledged. Further details of the statistical sources used are given in the Annex (p. 120). These contents were finalised in October 2016.
November 2016
Bank of England Agents Summary of Conditions - November 2016
November 2016
Bank of England Inflation Report, November 2016
November 2016
Sustainable Steel: Policy and Indicators 2016
Member companies of the World Steel Association are committed to a vision in which steel is recognised as a key element of a sustainable world. This is achieved by a financially sound industry that takes leadership in environmental, social and economic sustainability. This publication features the steel industry's performance on 8 sustainability indicators for the period 2013-2014-2015.
October 2016
NASS Annual Report, 2015-2016
Following its approval at NASS' AGM on 6th October, the Annual Report for 2015-2016 is now available for download
October 2016
Backing Britain - a manufacturing base for the future
In Backing Britain, the EEF report on UK manufacturers’ decisions about where to locate production as well as probing the reasons why businesses are deciding to ‘make it in Britain’. This latest research discusses the challenges firms face in bringing production back to the UK and the impact reshoring is having on the bottom line. It also outlines what businesses and policy makers need to do to keep this momentum going and encourage more firms to back Britain.
September 2016
EEF BDO Regional Manufacturing Outlook, July 2016
In the first half of 2016 we had seen growing optimism in the manufacturing sector, but these gains look to have gone into reverse following the EU referendum. Confidence has taken a knock in every region in England and Wales, while expectations among manufacturers around the performance of their business over the next six to twelve months look materially more downbeat. However, the referendum hasn’t been the only factor affecting manufacturing growth in the regions over the past year. A number of global economic trends have been at play over this period acting either as a drag or a boon on manufacturing activity. The distribution of industries around the country means that economic factors have played out differently in each region.
August 2016
Atradius Economic Research – June 2016
Higher insolvencies anticipated in Europe following Brexit vote
June 2016
UK Steel - Steel Statistics 2016
June 2016
World Steel in Figures 2016
The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published the 2016 edition of World Steel in Figures. The publication provides a comprehensive overview of steel industry activities, stretching from crude steel production to apparent steel use, from indications of global steel trade flows to iron ore production and trade.
June 2016
World Steel in Figures 2016
Extended Company Listing
June 2016
World Steel In Figures
Infographic
June 2016
Euler Hermes: Economic Insight
Brexit: What does it mean for Europe?
May 2016
MBR - Scrap Outlook for 2016 whitepaper
Read a concise analysis of ferrous scrap price forecasts for 2016
February 2016
Euler Hermes Economic Outlook, No. 1222, January 2016
Macroeconomic and Country Risk Outlook How will the world economy perform in 2016? In a new report titled “The 7 dwarfs of global growth”, the Economic Research team at Euler Hermes identifies seven key drivers of growth that are too small. This edition of the Economic Outlook explores and analyzes trends in trade, consumerism, investment, insolvencies and other crucial elements of GDP growth. It calls for caution in the face of the “Evil Queen of insolvencies”. One reason for cautious optimism: the “Snow White” of investment is finally reawakening. The report also focuses on regions and hotspots, including China, Brazil, the oil supply glut and commodity prices. It offers a new country risk map and charts, including one that summarizes emerging markets' exposure to Fed interest rate hikes, commodity exports and China.
January 2016
UK Steel Briefing, January 2016
January 2016
UK Steel Briefing Data Slides
January 2016
Atradius Economic Outlook - Traversing Turbulent Water Q4 2015
Global economic growth is expected to be sluggish in 2016. Bankruptcies remain high in the eurozone and are rising in key emerging markets
December 2015
Atradius Economic Research - The slowdown in world trade: temporary or permanent November 2015
Global trade growth has slowed significantly in recent years. For 2015, Atradius predicts just 1% international trade growth. This implies a difficult environment for exporters.
November 2015
The future of UK automotive manufacturing in 2025 and beyond
Long-term forecast paper for The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)...... The UK’s automotive industry is poised for continued growth in both vehicle production and local sourcing of components. This paper forecasts that by 2020, the UK will be producing two million vehicles a year, compared to its current annual total of around 1.5 million. By 2020, UK sourcing is expected to increase from current levels of 41% to upwards of 50%. More than 5,000 jobs at vehicle and engine producers could be created, along with up to 28,000 in the supply chain, by the early 2020s. However, these projected figures are based on the assumption that the UK remains in the EU.
October 2015
Euler Hermes Economic Outlook, No. 1220-1221, September-October 2015
The insolvency U-Turn Business insolvency worldwide This year will be remembered as a turning point: the world realized emerging markets are called emerging for a reason. After a five-year ​love story with the fatest-growing part of the world, time has come for a reality check.
October 2015
Issue 10, NASS Steel Sector Credit Bulletin, October 2015
Issue 10 of the NASS Steel Sector Credit Bulletin, October 2015 - with articles from AON Risk Solutions, and Graydon UK Ltd.
October 2015
Atradius Market Monitor - October 2015: Automotive
Atradius Market Monitor – October 2015: Automotive sector Current performance and outlook of the automotive sector in: Brazil. China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States. Additionally: performance overview October 2015 – 14 industries in more than 30 countries
October 2015
Atradius Market Monitor - September 2015: Steel and Metals
Tougher times ahead Current performance and outlook of the steel and metals sector in: Germany, India, Italy, Poland, United Kingdom, Mexico, Turkey, United States, Belgium, Canada and the Netherlands. Additionally: performance overview September 2015 – 14 industries in more than 30 countries
September 2015
UK Steel - Key Statistics 2015
UK Steels Key Statistics Publication for 2015 with data on UK and world steel output, steel markets, trade and input costs.
August 2015
Atradius Economic Research - Insolvency Forecasts - August 2015
The insolvency outlook for 2015 has weakened and difficulties are expected to continue into 2016.
August 2015
Euler Hermes Economic Outlook, No. 1219, July-August 2015 2015
Automarket - a live wire Special Report Things are going amazingly (too) fast in today’s world of disruption. The collaborative consumer is king. The Sharing or On-Demand economy and digital transformation – simply the tip of the iceberg – are just a few of the developments that are knocking traditional industries off course. At a time when the NATU (Netflix, Airbnb, Tesla and Uber) are overtaking the GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple), with regulators, tax specialists and policy-makers not knowing which way to turn and emerging El Dorados seen reaping the advantages of backwardness (rejecting a conventional form of industrial revolution and skipping straight to the latest technological breakthrough), while the automotive sector is certainly on the road to recovery, it could be in for a rough ride.
August 2015
2014-2015 NASS Annual Report
Following its approval at NASS' AGM on 9th July, the Annual Report for 2014-2015 is now available for download
July 2015
MBR - How far will Chinese port stocks of iron ore fall?
In this whitepaper Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) provides an in-depth analysis of current iron ore market dynamics, and examines whether port stock levels have any further to fall.
June 2015
MBR - More iron ore supply displacement expected
This week, Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) takes a look at the intensified competition among iron ore suppliers, and their future prospects.
June 2015
World Steel in Figures 2015
The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published the 2015 edition of World Steel in Figures. The publication provides a comprehensive overview of steel industry activities, stretching from crude steel production to apparent steel use, from some indications of global steel trade flows to iron ore production and trade.
June 2015
World Steel in Figures 2015
Extended company listing
June 2015
World Steel in Figures 2015
Infographic
June 2015
MBR - Light at the end of the seamless precision drawn tube
Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) takes a look this week at the market for cold drawn seamless precision tubes.
April 2015
Payment Practices Barometer Western Europe- April 2015
Liquidity issues remain the primary reason for payment delays in Western Europe.
April 2015
MBR - Investors still wary of European steelmakers
Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) examines the share price performance of European steelmakers and what this says about investor confidence in the sector..
February 2015
MBR - European steel faces falling prices, higher profitability
Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) this week looks at the relationship between steel prices and European steelmakers’ profit margins.1.
January 2015
CBI: Economic Update, January 2015
January 2015
McKinsey Global Growth: Can Productivity Save the Day in an Aging World?
McKinsey Global Growth: Can Productivity Save the Day in an Aging World? Executive Summary
January 2015
McKinsey Global Growth: Can Productivity Save the Day in an Aging World?
McKinsey Global Growth: Can Productivity Save the Day in an Aging World? Full Report There is a great deal of emphasis currently on the short term outlook for growth as many economies continue to experience disappointing recoveries from the 2008 global recession. However, there are pressing questions about the long-term growth outlook given fundamental and dramatic demographic shifts that are now under way. The past 50 years was a period of exceptionally rapid economic expansion. Average per capita income almost tripled, and the global economy expanded six-fold in GDP terms. But the long-term growth outlook is extremely uncertain. Some observers raise the issue of challenging demographics; they talk about “secular stagnation” and express doubts about whether future growth can match its rapid upward trajectory of recent decades. Others point to the transformative impact of technology and paint a more optimistic picture. The debate about growth goes even deeper and broader than this. Many question whether—and how—growth can be sustainable and inclusive. There is a lively discussion about whether GDP is the right measure of growth. Amid such debate, it is difficult for policy makers and businesses to respond effectively.
January 2015
Metal Bulletin Research’s Outlook for 2015
In this one-off whitepaper, Metal Bulletin Research (MBR), the forecasting division of Metal Bulletin, summarise their outlooks for the metal market by sector:
January 2015
MBR - Will China’s export rebate cut make a difference?
Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) examines the likely effects of China’s cancellation of sales tax rebates on certain types of hot rolled “alloy” steel products from January 1.
January 2015
Issue 9, NASS Steel Sector Credit Bulletin, December 2014
Issue 9 of the NASS Steel Sector Credit Bulletin, December 2014 - with articles from AON Trade Credit, Euler Hermes UK and Graydon UK Ltd.
December 2014
NASS Annual Report 2013-14
July 2014
Atradius Country Report, UK, April 2014
Economic rebound on a more stable footing - Economic growth expected to accelerate in 2014, by 2.7%, followed by 2.5% in 2015 Investments, - Manufacturing and exports expected to rebound - Loose monetary policy continues to support growth - Business insolvencies expected to decrease 3% in 2014 after falling 7% last year.
April 2014
EEF BDO Manufacturing Outlook, March 2014
April 2014
BCC Quarterly Economic Summary, Q1 2014, Infographic
April 2014
BCC Quarterly Economic Survey, Q1 2014, Summary
April 2014
Issue 8, NASS Steel Sector Credit Bulletin, April 2014
Issue 8 of the NASS Steel Sector Credit Bulletin is now available, with articles from Aon Trade Credit, Atradius and Graydon UK Ltd.
April 2014
NASS News Update No 240, 11 April 2014
NASS Seminar: Credit Issues in the Marketplace, 14 May...... NASS Golf Day, Breadsall Priory, 5 June..... NASS Race Day, Stratford upon Avon, 31 July..... Barrett Steel accredited with a trio of landmark awards..... KASTO goes from strength to strength..... Latest Key Employment Rate Sheets..... Plus Forthcoming Events and the latest news and economic information for the manufacturing industry
April 2014
Euler Hermes Economic Outlook No 1204
All things come to those who wait. Green shoots for one out of four sectors - February 2014 "As a recovery starts to take shape, certain sectors plod sorely towards a future that is still much too uncertain. Even though sector risks seem to show an improvement in 2014, certain hotspots remain..."
March 2014
Atradius Market Monitor, February 2014
Current performance and outlook of the construction sector in: Belgium, France, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, Turkey, UK, USA Additionally: performance overview February 2014 - 14 industries in more than 30 countries.
March 2014
Backing Britain a manufacturing base for the future
The shifting winds of globalisation are blowing some manufacturing activity back to the UK’s shores. In Backing Britain, the EEF reports on UK manufacturers’ decisions about where to locate production as well as probing the reasons why businesses are deciding to ‘make it in Britain’. Their latest research discusses the challenges firms face in bringing production back to the UK and the impact reshoring is having on the bottom line. They also outline what businesses and policy makers need to do to keep this momentum going and encourage more firms to back Britain.
March 2014
HS2 Yorkshire Business Survey
HS2 is the largest single infrastructure project ever contemplated in the UK – indeed it is estimated that it will be the biggest construction project in Europe.
November 2013
Atradius Market Monitor, Oct 13, Automotive
Current performance and outlook of the automotive sector in: Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, UK, USA Additionally: performance overview October 2013 – 14 industries in more than 30 countries.
October 2013
Coface, should we stake everything on the Asian consumer
This panorama contains a study on household consumption in Asia. In the face of the 2008-2009 global crisis, followed by the sovereign debt crisis in the eurozone in 2011, Asian household consumption has been a source of relative resilience for the region’s economies. Some of their activity sectors have actually suffered very little. Many analysts place great hopes in this positive trend in Asian consumption, to the point where they can forget the unique aspects of consumer behaviour in the countries of the region, and especially the growing risks associated with household debt.
October 2013
Issue 7, NASS Steel Sector Credit Bulletin, October 2013
Issue 7 of the NASS Steel Sector Credit Bulletin is now available, with articles from Aon Trade Credit, QBE Trade Credit Europe and Graydon UK Ltd.
October 2013
Atradius Market Monitor, Sept 13, Steel and Metals
Current performance and outlook of the steel/metals sector in: China, France, India, Japan, Russia, Turkey, USA, and Australia (mining) Additionally: performance overview September 2013 – 14 industries in more than 30 countries.
September 2013
Coface, Carmakers Refocusing on Emerging Markets
This Panorama includes our global sector barometer, which analyses the situation in fourteen key economic sectors in three of the world‘s major regions (European Union, North America and Emerging Asia) through a single credit risk indicator. In Europe, sector risks continue to deteriorate, especially in chemicals due to the remaining difficulties in the European industry, and also in the pharmaceutical branch due to the fiscal tightening measures taken by the governments. This Panorama also contains our study on the refocusing of European carmakers on emerging countries through two key emerging markets, Russia and Turkey.
July 2013
NASS News Update No 237 - 12 July 2013
Introducing NASS Members to Steel First..... Malthouse Engineering prepares to celebrate 65th anniversary..... Euler Hermes' latest Economic Outlook..... Barrett Steel's Tom Barrett wins national Red Ribbon Award..... Kaltenbach launch new state-of-the-art Plate Processing Centre, KF2612..... Plus Forthcoming Events and the latest news and economic information for the manufacturing industry
July 2013
UK Steel - Key Statistics 2013
July 2013
CBI - Full speed ahead: An industrial strategy for the UK automotive sector
July 2013
European Commission - Action Plan for a Competitive and Sustainable Steel Industry in Europe
COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF REGIONS Action Plan for a competitive and sustainable steel industry in Europe
July 2013
CBI - The Only Way is Exports: renewing the UK's role as a trading nation
April 2013
Issue 6, NASS Steel Sector Credit Bulletin
Issue 6 of the NASS Steel Sector Credit Bulletin is now available, with articles from Aon Trade Credit, Coface and Graydon UK Ltd.
April 2013
Steel Construction - CE Marking
March 2013
Graydon UK's Report: Commercial Fraud - Managing the Risk
Did you know that UK businesses are estimated to lose £45.5 billion per year to fraudsters? Find out more about the latest trends in UK fraud with Graydon UK's Commercial Fraud - Managing the Risk report.
March 2013
CBI - Bold Thinking: a model to fund our future roads
Calling for a gear change in investment, performance and efficiency, the CBI’s new report, Bold thinking: a model to fund our future roads, outlines the action required to create a network fit for the 21st century.
November 2012
NASS Steel Sector Credit Bulletin
Issue 5 of the NASS Steel Sector Credit Bulletin is now available, with articles from Aon Trade Credit, Euler Hermes and Graydon UK Ltd.
October 2012
Atradius Market Monitor
Atradius Market Monitor Focus on Steel/Metals and Mining Performance and Outlook September 2012
September 2012
UK Steel, Key Statistics 2012
An annual publication, with data on UK and world steel output, steel markets, trade and input costs
August 2012
NASS Competition Law Guidance
July 2012
NASS Steel Sector Credit Bulletin
Issue 4 of the NASS Steel Sector Credit Bulletin, with articles from AON Trade Credit, Atradius and Graydon UK Ltd.
April 2012