2015

November 2015 crude steel production

21 December 2015 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 127 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2015, a -4.1% decrease compared to November 2014. Read more

October 2015 crude steel production

20 November 2015 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 134 million tonnes (Mt) in October 2015, a -3.1% decrease compared to October 2014. Read more

Reinforced cross-industry collaboration between the steel and automotive industries to address environmental challenges

18 November 2015 Chongqing, China

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) and the China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) co-hosted a major conference on "Green Manufacturing, the Future of Steel and Automotive 2015". Read more

worldsteel 2015 Steel Statistical Yearbook now available online

12 November 2015 Brussels, Belgium

he World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published the 2015 Steel Statistical Yearbook, now available on worldsteel.org. worldsteel’s Steel Statistical Yearbook presents a cross-section of steel industry statistics. Read more

worldsteel announces the 10th steelChallenge

30 October 2015 Brussels, Belgium

steelChallenge-10 will begin with the regional championship round on 20 January 2016 and will finish with the world championship round on 11 April 2016. Read more

Steel CEOs insights on steel’s role in a sustainable future

26 October 2015 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today launched the Steel in a Sustainable World series of CEO Insights, aimed at highlighting the role of the global steel industry in creating a sustainable future for the planet. Read more

September 2015 crude steel production

20 October 2015 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 131 million tonnes (Mt) in September 2015, a -3.7% decrease compared to September 2014. Read more

The steel industry reaffirms its commitment to sustainable development

19 October 2015 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is delighted to announce the industry’s 2015 Sustainable Development Charter. The leaders of 75 steel companies around the world have signed the worldsteel Sustainable Development Charter to show their commitment to the seven sustainability principles of the industry. Read more

2015 worldsteel Safety and Health Excellence Recognition

14 October 2015 Chicago, worldsteel-49, annual conference

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has recognised excellence in six safety and health programmes from Arrium, Essar Steel, Gerdau, Hadeed, NatSteel and Tenaris. Read more

World Steel Association elects new officers and welcomes new members

13 October 2015 Chicago, worldsteel-49, annual conference

The Board of Directors of the World Steel Association (worldsteel) has elected the following new officers for 2015/2016 at worldsteel’s 49th Annual Conference in Chicago, USA. Read more

The 6th Steelie Awards winners announced

13 October 2015 Chicago, worldsteel-49, annual conference

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) hosted its sixth Steelie Awards ceremony and announced the winners at the annual dinner of the 49th worldsteel conference in Chicago on 12 October. The trophies, known as Steelies, were awarded in seven categories. Read more

The 2015 Sustainable Steel Policy and Indicators Report

12 October 2015 Chicago, worldsteel-49, annual conference

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today launched the Sustainable Steel Policy and Indicators 2015 Report, highlighting how steel and the steel industry contribute to and perform in the areas of economic, environmental and social sustainability. Read more

worldsteel Short Range Outlook 2015-2016

12 October 2015 Chicago, worldsteel-49, annual conference

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today released its Short Range Outlook (SRO) for 2015 and 2016. worldsteel forecasts that global steel demand will decrease by -1.7% to 1,513 Mt in 2015 following growth of 0.7% in 2014. In 2016, it is forecast that world steel demand will show growth of 0.7% and will reach 1,523 Mt. Read more

worldsteel statement on UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

30 September 2015 Brussels, Belgium

The steel industry welcomes the new SDGs and reaffirms its commitment to shaping a better future for our planet. As the new agenda commits every country to take action to pursue a sustainable future, worldsteel members and associations also commit to taking action towards building a sustainable future for our industry and for the wider world. Read more

The 6th Steelie Awards nominations announced

29 September 2015 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has announced the nominees for its 6th Steelie Awards. Read more

August 2015 crude steel production

21 September 2015 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 132 million tonnes (Mt) in August 2015, a -3.0% decrease compared to August 2014. Read more

2015 worldsteel map of China steel mills available now

27 August 2015 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published the 2015 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 2015 crude steel production

20 August 2015 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 133 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2015, a -3.8% decrease compared to July 2014. Read more

The steel industry calls for a reinforced partnership with governments for a sustainable future

29 July 2015 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published its position paper on environmental change highlighting steel’s contribution to a low carbon society and the need for stronger partnership between governments and the steel industry. Read more

June 2015 crude steel production

22 July 2015 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 136 million tonnes (Mt) in June 2015, a -2.4% decrease compared to June 2014. Read more

worldsteel launches #lovesteel campaign Phase Two

08 July 2015 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today launched Phase Two of its #lovesteel campaign, ‘Steel in …’. It is a series of interesting facts and intriguing images of steel use across different industries and describes how steel enriches modern living and enables us to have a more sustainable lifestyle. Read more

May 2015 crude steel production

22 June 2015 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 139 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2015, a -2.1% decrease compared to May 2014 Read more

Publication announcement: World Steel in Figures 2015 is available online

29 May 2015 Brussels, Belgium

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. Read more

April 2015 crude steel production

22 May 2015 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 135 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2015, a -1.7% decrease compared to April 2014. Read more

Launch of ‘Introduction to Steel’ online course on edX

07 May 2015 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) announces the launch of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ‘Introduction to Steel’. The course, developed by TenarisUniversity together with steeluniversity, aims to provide students with an understanding of the history, science, technology and uses of steel by society. Read more

March 2015 crude steel production

21 April 2015 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 138 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2015, a -2.7% decrease compared to March 2014. Read more

worldsteel Short Range Outlook 2015 - 2016

20 April 2015 London, UK

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today released its Short Range Outlook (SRO) for 2015 and 2016. worldsteel forecasts that global apparent steel use will increase by 0.5% to 1,544 Mt in 2015 following growth of 0.6% in 2014. Read more

The steel industry calls for a holistic approach to water policies

15 April 2015 Brussels, Belgium

worldsteel has published its position paper on water management in the steel industry highlighting that local authorities are the most competent regulatory body for the management of water as policies need to be based on local conditions. Read more

February 2015 crude steel production

20 March 2015 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 128 million tonnes (Mt) in February 2015, a 0.6% increase compared to February 2014. Read more

The World Steel Association renews calls for a safer industry by making Steel Safety Day an annual event

10 March 2015 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) announces today the launch of the second annual Steel Safety Day. Established in 2014, Steel Safety Day was set up to reinforce awareness of the five most common causes of safety incidents and to create a safer working environment across the entire steel industry worldwide. Read more

Steel is an integral part of the global circular economy

25 February 2015 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today announced the launch of a new publication ‘Steel in the circular economy- a life cycle perspective’. It examines the critical role of steel in delivering true sustainability to our society and calls for a global rethink of regulations in all market sectors across every region. Read more

January 2015 crude steel production

20 February 2015 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 133 million tonnes (Mt) in January 2015, a -2.9% decrease compared to January 2014. Read more

worldsteel announces the world champions of steelChallenge-9

11 February 2015 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today announced the new world champions of the 9th steelChallenge. A participant from Baosteel Group Corporation in China won in the category for young steel industry employees, and a team from Chongqing University of Science and Technology in China won in the student category. Read more

Energy use in the steel industry report available now

02 February 2015 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published a new technical report on energy use in the steel industry. The report is the result of a project supported by worldsteel member companies and associations and the outcome contains current performance data from operating plants. Read more

World crude steel output increases by 1.2% in 2014

22 January 2015 Brussels, Belgium

Brussels, 22 January 2015 - World crude steel production reached 1,662 million tonnes (Mt) for the year 2014, up by 1.2% compared to 2013. In 2014, the Middle East, the smallest region for crude steel production had the most robust growth. Crude steel production in the EU (28), North America and Asia grew modestly in 2014 compared to 2013, while in the C.I.S. and South America it decreased. Read more

worldsteel announces steelChallenge-9 Regional Champions

07 January 2015 Brussels, Belgium

The Regional Championship took place online for a 24-hour period on 17 December 2014. This year’s steelChallenge attracted 1,566 teams and 1,922 participants representing 34 countries. Read more