World Steel in Figures 2015 is available online


worldsteel_worldsteel-logo2Brussels, 29 May 2015 – The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published the 2015 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 some indications of global steel trade flows to iron ore production and trade. It is now available on

Edwin Basson, Director General of worldsteel, said, “2014 saw the emergence of a new phase in steel markets. The evidence is that the steel industry is now entering a period of pause before undoubtedly picking up again when markets other than China, whose events dominated the steel industry for the past decade, drive new demand. Nobody can predict exactly when or where but we believe that urbanisation in emerging economies will play a key role for the steel markets in the future.”

World Steel in Figures 2015 lists world crude steel production from 1950 to 2014, major steel-producing countries and companies, and apparent steel use per capita in 2014. An infographic highlights the main elements featured in the publication. Click the map to view the full infographic.


  • The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world. worldsteel represents approximately 170 steel producers (including 9 of the world’s 10 largest steel companies), national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes. worldsteel members represent around 85% of world steel production.
  • The list of top steel-producing companies includes members and non-members of worldsteel. The tonnages are for all types of steel including stainless, and based on worldsteel reporting rules as regards part-owned steelworks.
  • Apparent steel use comprises the deliveries of steel to the marketplace from the domestic steel producers together with imports.