2017 press releases

worldsteel announces steelChallenge-12 World Championship Finalists

08 December 2017 Brussels, Belgium

The Regional Championship took place online for a 24-hour period on 29 November 2017. This year’s steelChallenge attracted 1,515 participants representing 50 countries. Read more

worldsteel 2017 Steel Statistical Yearbook now available online

05 December 2017 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published its 2017 Steel Statistical Yearbook, which can be accessed at worldsteel.org. worldsteel’s Steel Statistical Yearbook presents a cross-section of steel industry statistics. Read more

Process safety meeting in India

30 November 2017 Hazira, India

Experts from nine countries have recently gathered in Hazira, Gujarat, India, for a process safety workshop co-organised by the World Steel Association (worldsteel), Essar Steel and the Indian Steel Association (ISA). Read more

New website dedicated to steel in construction launched

28 November 2017 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is pleased to announce the launch of its website dedicated to steel in construction, constructsteel.org. Read more

October 2017 crude steel production

22 November 2017 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 145.3 million tonnes (Mt) in October 2017, a 5.9% increase compared to October 2016. Read more

worldsteel Safety and Health Recognition Programme 2017

24 October 2017 Brussels, Belgium

As part of its commitment to the highest safety and health standards, the World Steel Association (worldsteel) recognises excellence in four of its member companies. Read more

September 2017 crude steel production

23 October 2017 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 141.4 million tonnes (Mt) in September 2017, a 5.6% increase compared to September 2016. Read more

World Steel Association elects new officers and welcomes new members

18 October 2017 Brussels, Belgium

The Board of Directors of the World Steel Association (worldsteel) yesterday elected the following new officers for 2017/2018 Read more

The 8th Steelie Awards winners announced

17 October 2017 Brussels, Belgium

The winners of the 8th Steelie Awards were announced at the Annual Dinner of the World Steel Association (worldsteel). The Steelie Awards recognise member companies or individuals for their contribution to the steel industry over a one-year period in a series of categories impacting the steel industry. Read more

worldsteel Short Range Outlook 2017/2018

16 October 2017 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today released its October 2017 Short Range Outlook (SRO). worldsteel forecasts that global steel demand will reach 1,622.1 Mt in 2017. In 2018, it is forecast that global steel demand will reach 1,648.1 Mt. Read more

Sustainable Steel – Indicators 2017 and the future

09 October 2017 Brussels, Belgium

Today worldsteel launched its report titled Sustainable Steel – Indicators 2017 and the future. This report highlights three critical aspects for a sustainable industry. Read more

8th Steelie Awards shortlist announced

03 October 2017 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has announced the shortlist for its 8th Steelie Awards. The winners will be revealed at the Annual Dinner of the 2017 General Assembly in Brussels on Monday, 16 October. Read more

August 2017 crude steel production

21 September 2017 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 143.6 million tonnes (Mt) in August 2017, a 6.3% increase compared to August 2016. Read more

worldsteel releases new global data on the environmental performance of steel

04 September 2017 Brussels, Belgium

worldsteel has released its 2017 global and regional steel life cycle inventory (LCI) data. The datasets provide the most accurate and comprehensive data on the environmental profile of 16 key products. Read more

July 2017 crude steel production

24 August 2017 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 143.2 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2017, a 6.3% increase compared to July 2016. Read more

worldsteel launches steelChallenge-12

25 July 2017 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) opened registration for the 12th edition of steelChallenge, a competition where students and industry employees can test their skills using the sophisticated online process simulations delivered by steeluniversity. Read more

June 2017 crude steel production

20 July 2017 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 141.0 million tonnes (Mt) in June 2017, a 3.2% increase compared to June 2016. Read more

May 2017 crude steel production

20 June 2017 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 143.3 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2017, a 2.0% increase compared to May 2016. Read more

World Steel in Figures 2017 now available

29 May 2017 Brussels, Belgium

worldsteel has published the 2017 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 2017 crude steel production

23 May 2017 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 142.1 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2017, a 5.0% increase compared to April 2016. Read more

worldsteel's 4th Steel Safety Day

28 April 2017 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) holds its 4th Steel Safety Day on Friday, 28 April 2017. Aligned with the International Labour Organization's World Day for Safety and Health at Work, Steel Safety Day sets out to create a safer working environment across the entire steel industry. Read more

March 2017 crude steel production

24 April 2017 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 145.0 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2017, a 4.6% increase compared to March 2016. Read more

worldsteel Short Range Outlook 2017-2018

21 April 2017 London, United Kingdom

worldsteel today released its Short Range Outlook (SRO) for 2017 and 2018. worldsteel forecasts that global steel demand will increase by 1.3% to 1,535.2 Mt in 2017, following growth of 1.0% in 2016. Read more

worldsteel announces the world champions of steelChallenge-11

11 April 2017 Beijing, China

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today announced the new world champions of the 11th steelChallenge. ZHOU Wentao from HBIS Group Co. Ltd. in China won in the industry category and LI Chia-Chun from National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan, China won in the student category. Read more

worldsteel's 4th Steel Safety Day

28 March 2017 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 126.6 million tonnes (Mt) in February 2017, a 4.1% increase compared to February 2016. Read more

February 2017 crude steel production

22 March 2017 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 126.6 million tonnes (Mt) in February 2017, a 4.1% increase compared to February 2016. Read more

January 2017 crude steel production

21 February 2017 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 136.5 million tonnes (Mt) in January 2017, a 7.0% increase compared to January 2016. Read more

World crude steel output increases by 0.8% in 2016

25 January 2017 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production reached 1,628.5 million tonnes (Mt) for the year 2016, up by 0.8% compared to 2015. Crude steel production decreased in Europe, the Americas and Africa. Crude steel production increased in the CIS, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania. Read more