Roger Emmott Associates Limited has steel, iron ore and general ferrous consulting and research experience gained over mmore than 30 yars. Roger Emmott started his career with the
Foseco Group where he focused on metal treatment for the iron foundry sector.
The firm has built up considerable experience of undertaking specialist market studies, due diligence both technical and commercial, strategic reviews, and also in making forecasts and developing scenarios. We are skilled in using all possible sources, whether these are on-line databases, industry associations, industry communities, specialist individuals, or others. We are used to working under time pressure to provide clear resolution of complex issues.
We also have extensive expertise in expert witness relating to many matters involving steel and mining.
We are not averse to taking risks, but we cannot predict the future with certainty. We are prepared to make forecasts (on volumes and prices), however we prefer to forecast on a longer-term basis
as the metals sector is cyclical and short-term fluctuations are notoriously hard to predict with accuracy.
We believe that, as the world continues to develop, there is still upside for the commodities sector. We have been close observers of China for many years (first forecast regarding China published in 1995) especially in the context of its consumption and production of steel. China is complex and large and increasngly drives demand for metals of all types. The Chinese 14th 5 year plan is expected to continue this trend.
More generally, growth rates are slowing but are still large relative to much of the devleoped world in percentage and absolute terms. Looking globally, with 9 billion people on the planet in
another 30 years or so, there is plenty of upside as countries develop at their own rates. The use of steel is becomng more sophisticated and ever more products are being developed. Making steel
greener, and carbon neutral, has become a key focus for the industry.
Steel and its raw materials have a large part to play in global growth, as they look unlikely to be substituted in any volume.
We are increasingly concerned and involved in the issue of reducing carbon emissions from the steel sector and have developed expertise in this regard.