April 2012 | Stainless Steels
US market demand picture mixed, but stronger: Latest Analysis
North American automotive production was up almost 22% year-on-year. Such growth will not be sustainable for long, though further increases are expected through Q2.
A mixed demand picture in North America makes it difficult to judge the solidity of a broadly improving market picture. Is the market really improving or is it false optimism making the picture look stronger? The automotive sector has displayed higher-than-expected growth figures. Production was up almost 22% year-on-year. Such growth will not be sustainable for long, though further increases are expected through...
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