· Higher steel costs weigh on margins
· Outlook weakens but top players set to weather downturn
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd 009540.KS reported on Oct 30 that its quarterly net profit fell by a third, hit by rising raw materials costs and losses from the weaker won.
The shipbuilding industry faces declining orders and falling shipping demand amid a deepening global downturn. Margins are set to fall with new ship prices turning lower and raw material prices rising.