Global Macro

The Economics End Use tool allows users to view AME’s default assumptions and forecasts for the key end-use sectors. Growth in metal demand depends primarily on the construction and automotive sectors and secondarily on the consumer sector, so our forecasts for these sectors form an integral part of our Demand Modeller. Data is presented as an index and rebased to the year 2000 for ease of comparison across the 45 main countries.

This powerful tool allows you to investigate your own assumptions and observations and export everything in a single click.

Key features:

  • aggregate and country-level apparent/real demand estimates and forecasts for copper, lead, nickel, zinc, aluminium and steel;
  • Country-level electricity production estimates and forecasts;
  • Country-level forecasts for major end-use sectors—construction, transportation and consumer durable goods;
  • Includes 15 years of historical estimates and 15 years of modelled projections;
  • Transparent set of economic assumptions used in the model—GDP growth, GDP per capita, household formation, CPI, urbanisation rate, industrial production and population;
  • All economic assumptions can be manipulated with the inclusion of powerful scenario analysis function; and
  • Annual graphical comparison of commodity usage per capita for all countries.