2014 press releases

November 2014 crude steel production

19 December 2014 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 131 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2014, a 0.1% increase compared to November 2013. Read more

New video campaign highlights the positive contribution of the steel industry globally

27 November 2014 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has today announced the launch of a video campaign highlighting the global contribution of the steel industry. The video brings to life the environmental benefits of steel, the extensive use of the material in our daily lives, the modern transformation of the industry, and the diverse job opportunities available. Read more

October 2014 crude steel production

20 November 2014 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 137 million tonnes (Mt) in October 2014, the same compared to October 2013. Read more

worldsteel 2014 Steel Statistical Yearbook now available online

06 November 2014 Brussels

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published the 2014 Steel Statistical Yearbook, now available on the website. worldsteel’s Steel Statistical Yearbook presents a cross-section of steel industry statistics. Read more

September 2014 crude steel production

21 October 2014 Brussels

World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 134 million tonnes (Mt) in September 2014, a slight decrease of -0.1% compared to September 2013. Read more

worldsteel announces the 9th steelChallenge launch date

20 October 2014 Brussels, Belgium

steelChallenge-9 will begin with the regional championship round on 19 November 2014 and will finish with the world championship round on 11 February 2015. Read more

World Steel Association elects new officers and welcomes new members

08 October 2014 Moscow, worldsteel-48

The Board of Directors of the World Steel Association (worldsteel) has elected the following new officers for 2014/2015 at worldsteel’s 48th Annual Conference in Moscow, Russia. The new Chairman takes office from today, Wednesday 8th October, 2014. The new officers are elected for one year, until October 2015. Read more

2014 worldsteel Safety and Health Excellence Recognition

08 October 2014 Moscow, worldsteel-48

worldsteel has recognised six excellent safety and health programmes from ArcelorMittal, Celsa, Essar Steel, Gerdau, Tata Steel and Ternium. Read more

The 5th Steelie Awards winners announced

07 October 2014 Moscow, worldsteel-48

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) hosted its fifth Steelie Awards ceremony and announced the winners at the annual dinner of the 48th worldsteel conference in Moscow on 6 October. The trophies, known as Steelies, were awarded in seven categories this year. Read more

worldsteel Short Range Outlook 2014-2015

06 October 2014 Moscow, worldsteel-48

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today released its Short Range Outlook (SRO) for 2014 and 2015. worldsteel forecasts that global apparent steel use will increase by 2.0% to 1,562 Mt in 2014 following growth of 3.8% in 2013. In 2015, it is forecast that world steel demand will grow by another 2.0% and will reach 1,594 Mt. Read more

worldsteel reports on the sustainability performance of the steel industry

06 October 2014 Moscow, worldsteel-48

worldsteel has published its 2014 Sustainability Indicators, presenting the steel industry’s progress in sustainability performance over the past decade. Read more

The 5th Steelie Awards nominations announced

26 September 2014 Brussels

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has announced the nominees for its 5th Steelie Awards. The winners will be revealed at the annual dinner of the 48th worldsteel conference in Moscow on 6 October. Read more

August 2014 crude steel production

22 September 2014 Brussels

World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 135 million tonnes (Mt) in August 2014, an increase of 1.4% compared to August 2013. Read more

Publication announcement: 2014 worldsteel map of China steel mills available now

22 August 2014 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published the 2014 edition of its map of Chinese mainland steel plants. It is available for purchase as a large format wall poster or a PDF file on worldsteel.org. Read more

July 2014 crude steel production

20 August 2014 Brussels

World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 137 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2014, an increase of 1.7% compared to July 2013. Read more

Publication announcement: Steel solutions in the green economy Affordable social housing

19 August 2014 Brussels

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published the third booklet in the Steel Solutions in the Green Economy series titled Affordable social housing. Read more

worldsteel reports on the Steel Safety Day and industry-wide safety audit

23 July 2014 Brussels

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) announces the outcome of the industry-wide Steel Safety Day held on 28 April. worldsteel and its members commit to make the global steel safety day an annual event and to continue work together with all involved in the industry to create a safer work environment in the steel industry. Read more

June 2014 crude steel production

22 July 2014 Brussels

World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 137 million tonnes (Mt) in June 2014, an increase of 3.1% compared to June 2013. Read more

May 2014 crude steel production

20 June 2014 Brussels

World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 141 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2014, an increase of 2.2% compared to May 2013. Read more

Publication announcement: World Steel in Figures 2014 is available online

28 May 2014 Brussels

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published the 2014 edition of World Steel in Figures. Read more

April 2014 crude steel production

21 May 2014 Brussels

World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 137 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2014, an increase of 1.7% compared to April 2013. Read more

March 2014 crude steel production

22 April 2014 Brussels

World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 141 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2014, an increase of 2.7% compared to March 2013. Read more

worldsteel calls for an industry-wide safety audit

14 April 2014 Brussels

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) calls for an industry-wide safety audit across the steel industry on the occasion of the Steel Safety Day on 28 April. This safety initiative coincides with the World Safety Day held by the International Labour Organisation and aims to engage the entire steel industry as well as all related organisations with a cross section of employees and service providers, involving as many as four million people worldwide. Read more

worldsteel Short Range Outlook 2014-2015

09 April 2014 London

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today released its Short Range Outlook (SRO) for 2014 and 2015. worldsteel forecasts that global apparent steel use will increase by 3.1% to 1,527 Mt in 2014 following growth of 3.6% in 2013. In 2015, it is forecast that world steel demand will grow further by 3.3% and will reach 1,576 Mt. Read more

Publication announcement: Raw Materials Improvement Report now available

07 April 2014 Brussels

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published a major technical report on raw materials improvement in the steel industry. The report, which is the result of a project undertaken by worldsteel member companies and with the co-operation of raw materials and equipment suppliers, addresses the key challenges faced by the steel industry in the management of raw material quality. Read more

February 2014 crude steel production

20 March 2014 Brussels

World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 125 million tonnes (Mt) in February 2014, an increase of 0.6% compared to February 2013. Read more

worldsteel to launch Steel Safety Day

03 March 2014 Brussels

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) announces today its plan to launch a Steel Safety Day, reiterating its commitment to the safety and health of the people who work in the steel industry. Read more

worldsteel announces the 8th steelchallenge world champions

21 February 2014 Brussels

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today announces the new World Champions of the 8th steelChallenge. A team from Tata Steel in India won in the category for young steel industry employees, and a team from Universidad Nacional del Sur in Argentina won in the student category. Read more

January 2014 crude steel production

20 February 2014 Brussels

World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 130 million tonnes (Mt) in January 2014, a decrease of -0.4% compared to January 2013. Read more

World crude steel output increases by 3.5% in 2013

23 January 2014 Brussels

World crude steel production reached 1,607 megatonnes (Mt) for the year 2013, up by 3.5% compared to 2012. The growth came mainly from Asia and Middle East while crude steel production in all other regions decreased in 2013 compared to 2012. Read more