Steel Billet Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2019–2029

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Steel Billet Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2019–2029

Status : March, 2023 | Chemical & Materials

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Steel Billet Market: Introduction

A small semi-finished piece of steel that is in rectangular, circular or square shape is called a Steel Billet. Before a steel product is sold in the market, it should be formed into a useful piece for trade and further processing. Crude steel can't be of any utilization when it is sold in its purest form, along these lines it should be cast into a shape for being used for different kind of purposes. For this, the steel billet need to go through a chain of production measures. For example, through the continuous casting or extrusion or indirectly by hot rolling an ingot or bloom. These processes give the steel billet a required shape so that it can be further utilized for producing downstream steel products.

Steel Billet is utilized to make bars, rods, wires, according to required application. It is additionally utilized as a barrel shaped sleeve or cylinders. It tends to be utilized in striking cash coins. Through the usage of derivative steel products, the key end use industries for Steel Billet are construction, automobile, automotive, electronics, electrical and many other sectors.

Steel Billet Market: Dynamics

The steel industry is witnessing growth in demand due to the fundamental role it plays in various sectors of the industry, which will likewise build the opportunity for the steel billet market. There is an understandable trend of consumption of steel at particular stages of the economic growth, which are related to the urbanization and construction, merged with industrialization and the growth of the steel industry.

The steel billet market has a relatively high dependency on the automotive and construction industry. Therefore, the steel billet market will experience large cyclic movement in demand and the companies will need to structure their operations and organizations accordingly to cope with the changes.

The main challenge the steel billet manufacturers are facing is of sourcing raw material, especially since iron ore is not accessible to many. In the emerging parts of the world, steel markets of South and South East Asia such as Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Vietnam have expanded their sea-borne scrap imports over the recent couple of years. This has made new avenues and opened doors for providers of steel billet market over the globe.

There are new innovations, advanced through the years in the making of steel billet. A new oxygen steelmaking furnace has been designed, such as an energy optimizing furnace. Globally, direct reduction capacity along with exiting gas based technologies expected to expand in order to support the expansion of EAF steelmaking of latest high quality products. Nevertheless, the blast furnace will probably remain the spine of worldwide iron production for several years.

Steel Billet Market: Segmentation

Globally, the steel billet market can be segmented on the basis of product type, application and end-use industry

Based on the Product Type, the steel billet market can be segmented into,

  • Round
  • Square
  • Other (Rectangular, Hexagonal etc.)

Based on the Cross Section, the steel billet market can be segmented into

  • Up to 100 mm
  • 100 to 200 mm
  • More than 200 mm

Based on the Application, the steel billet market can be segmented into

  • Extrusion
  • Forging
  • Rolling

Based on the End-use Industry, the steel billet market can be segmented into,

  • Automotive
  • Building & Construction
  • Industrial Machinery, Equipment & Components
  • Others (Shipbuilding, Electrical Equipment etc.)

COVID-19 Impact:

The rapid outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has uncertainty and volatility in markets across the globe. Due to the poor demand from producers of steel and raw material supply problems, the steel billet market has also been negatively impacted. There are many manufactures who have either regulated the production of steel billet or have cut prices, which is affecting the steel billet market.

Steel Billet Market: Regional Outlook

In Asia Pacific South Korea, Indonesia and Thailand, less expensive steel billet was made accessible because of cratering demand in developed markets of Europe and North America. In India, steel demand experienced a descending fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying lockdown. Because of which, the interest for steel billet likewise declined. The China steel industry experienced a decline in demand, however, is expected to recover in the coming year, which will in the long run increase the demand of steel billet.

In Italy, the Italian steel Market saw a significant destruction during the underlying phases of the pandemic, which decreased the production of steel billets, yet it likewise encountered a minor recovery in the halfway of the pandemic. The US steel billet market also experienced flat developments during the pandemic as compared to last year. The US steel producing organizations are struggling with the weak energy sector and furthermore European Union nations experienced a drop in the steel demand, but is likely to increase the production of steel billet in the coming years. The Global steel billet demand has dropped because of the pandemic but is expected to recover in the upcoming years.

Global Steel Billet Market: Market Participants

Some of the key market participants in the Steel Billet market:

  • ArcelorMittal
  • Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC)
  • Hebei Iron and Steel Group
  • Baosteel
  • Wuhan Iron and Steel Group
  • Posco
  • Jiangsu Shagang
  • Tata Steel Group
  • HYUNDAI Steel Company
  • JFE Steel Corporation

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