|World Steel in Figures 2016 is available online
Brussels, 27 May 2015 – The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published the 2016 edition of World Steel in Figures. The publication provides a comprehensive overview of steel industry activities, stretching from crude steel production to apparent steel use, from indications of global steel trade flows to iron ore production and trade. It is now available on worldsteel.org.
Edwin Basson, Director General of worldsteel, said, “In 2015, concern over excess capacity once again increased. Restructuring is not new; it is an ongoing process as old as the industry itself and it requires appropriate industrial policy developed by governments in cooperation with industry. Barriers to exit as well as social and environmental impacts need to be addressed and planned for. In today’s economic context it is ever more crucial that policies promote a level playing field to ensure that steel companies in one region are not put at a disadvantage with steelmakers from other regions or in relation to competing materials.”
World Steel in Figures 2016 includes world crude steel production, major steel-producing countries and companies, and apparent steel use per capita up to 2015. An infographic highlights the main elements featured in the publication. Click the map to view the full infographic.