2020 PRESS RELEASES

worldsteel Short Range Outlook June 2020

04 June 2020 Brussels, Belgium

worldsteel today released its Short Range Outlook (SRO) for 2020 and 2021. In 2020 worldsteel forecasts that steel demand will contract by 6.4% due to the COVID-19 crisis. Read more

worldsteel announces the 2019 Steel Sustainability Champions

01 June 2020 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has recognised 9 companies as Steel Sustainability Championsfor their work in 2019. Read more

April 2020 crude steel production

22 May 2020 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 137.1 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2020, a 13.0% decrease compared to April 2019. Read more

worldsteel announces the World Champions of steelChallenge-14

22 April 2020 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today announced the new world champions of the 14th steelChallenge. Read more

March 2020 crude steel production

22 April 2020 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 147.1 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2020, a 6.0% decrease compared to March 2019. Read more

Interim steel demand economic statement

17 April 2020 Brussels, Belgium

worldsteel has today published its interim steel demand economic statement in advance of its full Short Range Outlook (SRO) press release to be issued in June. Read more

April 2020 SRO postponement and other updates

09 April 2020 Brussels, Belgium

In light of the unprecedented disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, worldsteel has taken the decision not to publish its April Short Range Outlook (SRO) for steel demand this month. Read more

February 2020 crude steel production

23 March 2020 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 142.4 million tonnes (Mt) in February 2020, a 2.1% increase compared to February 2019. Read more

January 2020 crude steel production

25 February 2020 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 154.4 million tonnes (Mt) in January 2020, a 2.1% increase compared to January 2019. Read more

Global crude steel output increases by 3.4% in 2019

27 January 2020 Brussels, Belgium

Global crude steel production reached 1,869.9 million tonnes (Mt) for the year 2019, up by 3.4% compared to 2018. Crude steel production contracted in all regions in 2019 except in Asia and the Middle East. Read more