2020 PRESS RELEASES

Sustainable steel - Indicators 2020 and steel applications

17 November 2020 

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today publishes Sustainable steel - Indicators 2020 and steel applications. Read more

New Steel Industry Engineering Program Will Demonstrate Steel Architectures for MaaS Vehicles

12 November 2020 Brussels, Belgium

Characterized by fully connected and autonomous electric vehicles Read more

The steel industry in modern society

26 October 2020 Brussels, Belgium

worldsteel Director General Edwin Basson presents at the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity (GFSEC) - Ministerial meeting on 26 October 2020. Read more

September 2020 crude steel production

23 October 2020 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 156.4 million tonnes (Mt) in September 2020. Read more

Steel Safety Day and Safety and Health Recognition 2020

21 October 2020 Brussels, Belgium

Today is Steel Safety Day, a day for worldsteel and its member companies to pause and dedicate their attention to the the industry’s most important priority. Read more

worldsteel Short Range Outlook October 2020

15 October 2020 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today released an update to its Short Range Outlook (SRO) for 2020 and 2021. This SRO is showing a much more optimistic outlook than the previous SRO finalised in June. Read more

The 11th Steelie Award winners announced

14 October 2020 Brussels, Belgium

The winners of the 11th Steelie Awards were announced on 14 October 2020. Read more

worldsteel elects new officers and welcomes new members

12 October 2020 Brussels, Belgium

The Board of Members of the World Steel Association (worldsteel) has elected the Executive Board of Directors for the 2020/2021 period and has welcomed new members. Read more

11th Steelie Awards shortlist announced

05 October 2020 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has announced the shortlist for the 11th Steelie Awards. 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 industry. Read more

August 2020 crude steel production

24 September 2020 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 156.2 million tonnes (Mt) in August 2020, a 0.6% increase compared to August 2019. Read more

steelChallenge-15 registration open

08 September 2020 Brussels, Belgium

steelChallenge is the world’s biggest steel industry competition. Read more

July 2020 crude steel production

24 August 2020 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 152.7 (Mt) in July 2020, a 2.5% decrease compared to July 2019. Read more

June 2020 crude steel production

23 July 2020 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 148.3 million tonnes (Mt) in June 2020, a 7.0% decrease compared to June 2019. Read more

May 2020 crude steel production

22 June 2020 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 148.8 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2020, an 8.7% decrease compared to May 2019. Read more

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

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

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

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