This short-term outlook was published in accordance of Metso's Interim review January 1- September 30, 2013 on October 24, 2013.
Many of our customer industries continue to be characterized by a weaker investment appetite compared to previous year.
Although some initial positive signs have been seen at the macro economic level, these have not had a material impact
on our businesses.
Mining and Construction and Automation segments:
We expect demand for mining equipment to remain satisfactory. Due to our large installed equipment base and our
stronger services presence, we expect demand for our mining services to remain good.
Demand for construction equipment and related services is projected to remain satisfactory.
Demand for our process automation systems is expected to remain satisfactory, whereas demand for flow control products
and related services is expected to remain good.
Pulp, Paper and Power segment (businesses to be separated
in the demerger):
In the Services business, demand is expected to remain satisfactory. In the Pulp and Energy business, demand for pulp mills
and rebuilds is expected to remain satisfactory, while that for power plants based on renewable energy sources is expected
to remain weak. In the paper business, structural change in the paper industry is likely to continue and demand for papermaking lines is
expected to remain weak.