2018 PRESS RELEASES

August 2018 crude steel production

25 September 2018 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 151.7 million tonnes (Mt) in August 2018, a 2.6% increase compared to August 2017. Read more

worldsteel launches campaign to increase the use of steel beverage cans

17 September 2018 Brussels, Belgium

Steel cans are ideally suited as containers for beverages. They are easy to cool, great for keeping the contents fresh and prevent breakages when on the go, due to steel’s strength. Read more

steelChallenge-13 registration open

11 September 2018 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has opened registration for the 13th edition of steelChallenge. steelChallenge is a competition where students and industry employees can test their skills using the sophisticated online process simulations delivered by steeluniversity. Read more

July 2018 crude steel production

27 August 2018 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 154.6 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2018, a 5.8% increase compared to July 2017. Read more

June 2018 crude steel production

26 July 2018 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 151.4 million tonnes (Mt) in June 2018, a 5.8% increase compared to June 2017. Read more

May 2018 crude steel production

25 June 2018 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 154.9 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2018, a 6.6% increase compared to May 2017. Read more

World Steel in Figures 2018 now available

29 May 2018 Brussels, Belgium

worldsteel has published the 2018 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. Read more

April 2018 crude steel production

25 May 2018 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 148.3 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2018, a 4.1% increase compared to April 2017. Read more

March 2018 crude steel production

25 April 2018 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 148.3 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2018, a 4.0% increase compared to March 2017. Read more

worldsteel Short Range Outlook April 2018

17 April 2018 London, United Kingdom

worldsteel today released its April 2018 Short Range Outlook (SRO). worldsteel forecasts global steel demand will reach 1,616.1 Mt in 2018, an increase of 1.8% over 2017. In 2019, it is forecast that global steel demand will grow by 0.7% to reach 1,626.7 Mt. Read more

worldsteel announces the 2017 Steel Sustainability Champions

11 April 2018 Mumbai, India

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has announced the 2017 Steel Sustainability Champions at its board meeting in Mumbai. Six steel producing companies have been named as Steel Sustainability Champions for 2017. Read more

worldsteel announces the world champions of steelChallenge-12

10 April 2018 Mumbai, India

worldsteel today announced the new world champions of the 12th steelChallenge. Xiaoyu TANG from HBIS Group Co., Ltd. in China won in the industry category and Anže BAJŽELJ from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia won in the student category. Read more

February 2018 crude steel production

26 March 2018 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 131.8 million tonnes (Mt) in February 2018, a 3.5% increase compared to February 2017. Read more

January 2018 crude steel production

26 February 2018 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 139.4 million tonnes (Mt) in January 2018, a 0.8% increase compared to January 2017. Read more

World crude steel output increases by 5.3% in 2017

24 January 2018 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production reached 1,691.2 million tonnes (Mt) for the year 2017, up by 5.3% compared to 2016. Crude steel production increased in all regions in 2017 except in the CIS, which has remained stable (subject to current estimates). Read more