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FORECAST

Headwinds like unrest in the Middle East and Asia may buffet confidence, but a North American industrial rebound indicates blue skies

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Forging ahead despite challenges

MM-1013-forecast-square-materialsTitanium

A Hot Ticket // Aerospace market driving titanium growth

MM-1013-forecast-square-materialsStainless Steel

Growing pains // No end in sight for oversupply, weak demand for nickel in 2014

MM-1013-forecast-square-materialsCopper & Brass

Sound numbers // Red metals face concerns in 2014, better outlook in 2015 and beyond

MM-1013-forecast-square-materialsCarbon Steel Sheet & Plate

Overcapacity conundrum // Ramped up supply, declining demand and subsidized imports depress prices

MM-1013-forecast-square-materialsAluminum

A lightweight option // Aluminum demand is in good shape, but there are concerns about oversupply

MM-1013-forecast-square-materialsMATERIALS // Innovation drives materials market

New innovations in materials will drive metals markets in 2014

MM-1013-forecast-square-marketsRail

Chugging along // Rail’s expected uphill climb in 2014

MM-1013-forecast-square-marketsMedical

Murky waters // Affordable Care Act and booming aerospace behind conservative growth

MM-1013-forecast-square-marketsHeavy Equipment/Construction

Home improvement // As housing picks up, construction funds flow

MM-1013-forecast-square-marketsEnergy

Proven pipelines // Oil and gas continues to drive the energy sector

MM-1013-forecast-square-marketsDefense

Draw down // Sequestration curtails government spending but not at metal’s expense

MM-1013-forecast-square-marketsConstruction/Appliance

Up from the depths // As tide of residential units swells, appliances will ride the wave

MM-1013-forecast-square-marketsCommercial Highway Transportation

Big rig boost // Modest revenue growth, new regulations to shape 2014

MM-1013-forecast-square-marketsAutomotive

On the rebound // North American production to rise with aluminum leading the way

MM-1013-forecast-square-marketsAerospace

FLYING HIGH // In pursuit of lightweight alloys, commercial jets will propel activity

MM-1013-forecast-square-marketsMARKETS // Focus and forge ahead

Today’s metals companies are focused on reducing costs, trimming debt and increasing efficiency.

mm-1012-cover-squareCopper & Brass

STEADY GROWTH // Watch for new uses as energy, health care embrace copper

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FEAST OR FAMINE // Aerospace rules titanium market

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