China's Shifting Commodity Imports: Winners And Losers


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China's Shifting Commodity Imports: Winners And Losers
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The decade-long boom in Chinese commodities imports will be rocked by the shifting shape of Chinese growth. In particular, a significant slowdown in China's economy and an end to the unprecedented multiyear construction boom will dramatically alter the country's demand for commodities imports. Nonetheless, thanks to rising incomes and government policy, imports of certain commodities will remain resilient and defy broad weakness in the overall economy. These trends will have major implications for countries and companies involved in the production, processing and transportation of commodities to China.

What is the potential impact of a structural slowdown in Chinese economic growth on the global market? Exactly how does the future of China’s economy look, and what will be the effect on commodity imports?

To provide the answers Business Monitor International (BMI) has just published a brand new Special Report - China's Shifting Commodity Imports: Winners And Losers - giving you forecasts and analysis for China's commodity import mix over the coming years.

The report identifies which commodities and countries will be the winners and losers from a structural slowdown in Chinese economic growth, as well as the associated impact on commodities demand. The sectors covered in the report include commodities, oil & gas, mining, metals, agribusiness, shipping and freight transportation.

Use BMI’s core views on China’s economic outlook and the commodities landscape, which are comprehensively backed up by extensive data and forecasts, to understand the opportunities and risks that will come out of the slowdown, helping to inform your future investment decision-making.

The report answers key questions, such as:

  • Is the decade-long boom in Chinese commodity imports over?
  • What will the impact be of a dramatic slowdown in Chinese economic growth?
  • Which commodities will see demand growth wane?
  • Which commodities will see import demand continue to grow strongly?
  • Which countries will be winners/losers?
  • What are the implications for the shipping and freight industries?

The breadth of our sector analysis, data and forecasts makes this report an invaluable guide to critical issues facing a range of different industries over the coming years, from agribusiness to shipping.

The views in the special report are integrated, forward looking, and independent. It draws on BMI’s 30 years of experience to critically evaluate the outlook for China’s commodities imports, helping you assess the role they could play in your company’s growth strategy for 2013 and beyond.