2021 PRESS RELEASES

worldsteel announces steelChallenge-16 World Championship Finalists

01 December 2021 Brussels, Belgium

The Regional Championship of steelChallenge-16 took place online for 24 hours on 24 November 2021. This year’s steelChallenge attracted 1,480 participants. Read more

Design unveiled for connected steel autonomous vehicle for future sustainable urban mobility

30 November 2021 Brussels, Belgium

WorldAutoSteel and Ricardo have designed a fully autonomous Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) steel-enabled vehicle inspired by contemporary urban architecture trends and focused on passenger safety and comfort. Read more

October 2021 crude steel production

23 November 2021 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 145.7 million tonnes (Mt) in October 2021, a 10.6% decrease compared to October 2020. Read more

Sustainable Steel - Sustainability Indicators 2021 and our sustainability journey

12 November 2021 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today publishes Sustainable steel – Sustainability Indicators 2021 and our sustainability journey. Read more

September 2021 crude steel production

26 October 2021 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 144.4 million tonnes (Mt) in September 2021, an 8.9% decrease compared to September 2020. Read more

steeluniversity recognised

25 October 2021 Online

steeluniversity welcomes recognition from SIDEREX during its STEEL TECH Congress & Expo held 19-21 October 2021 in Bilbao, Spain. Read more

worldsteel Short Range Outlook October 2021

14 October 2021 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today released an update of its Short Range Outlook (SRO) for 2021 and 2022. worldsteel forecasts that steel demand will grow by 4.5% in 2021. Read more

The 12th Steelie Award winners announced

13 October 2021 Brussels, Belgium

The Steelie Awards recognise member companies for their contribution to the steel industry over a one-year period. Read more

worldsteel elects new officers and welcomes new members

13 October 2021 Brussels, Belgium

The Board of Members of the World Steel Association (worldsteel) has elected the following Executive Board of Directors for the 2021/2022 period. Read more

Safety and Health Recognition 2021

12 October 2021 Brussels, Belgium

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

Contribution to the GFSEC ministerial

01 October 2021 Online

Today at a meeting of the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity (GFSEC), Edwin Basson, Director General, World Steel Association made an address. Read more

12th Steelie Awards shortlist announced

27 September 2021 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has announced the shortlist for the 12th Steelie Awards. The Steelie Awards recognize member companies for their contribution to the steel industry. Read more

August 2021 crude steel production

23 September 2021 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 156.8 million tonnes (Mt) in August 2021, a 1.4% decrease compared to August 2020. Read more

Steel industry releases fully updated AHSS Application Guidelines Version 7.0

22 September 2021 Brussels, Belgium

The leading source for technical best practices on the forming and joining of Advanced High-Strength Steels (AHSS) for vehicle manufacture is released today by WorldAutoSteel. Read more

steelChallenge-16 open!

01 September 2021 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) opened registration for the 16th edition of steelChallenge. Read more

July 2021 crude steel production

24 August 2021 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to worldsteel was 161.7 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2021, a 3.3% increase compared to July 2020. Read more

June 2021 crude steel production

23 July 2021 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 167.9 million tonnes (Mt) in June 2021, an 11.6% increase compared to June 2020. Read more

May 2021 crude steel production

22 June 2021 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 174.4 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2021, a 16.5% increase compared to May 2020. Read more

World Steel in Figures 2021 now available

03 June 2021 Brussels, Belgium

worldsteel has published the 2021 edition of World Steel in Figures. The publication provides a comprehensive overview of steel industry activities, stretching from crude steel production to iron ore production and trade. Read more

April 2021 crude steel production

21 May 2021 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 169.5 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2021, a 23.3% increase compared to April 2020. Read more

Climate change and the production of iron and steel

17 May 2021 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today releases a public policy paper, Climate change and the production of iron and steel. Read more

March 2021 crude steel production

22 April 2021 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 169.2 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2021, a 15.2% increase compared to March 2020. Read more

worldsteel Short Range Outlook April 2021

15 April 2021 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today released its Short Range Outlook (SRO) for 2021 and 2022. Read more

worldsteel announces the World Champions of steelChallenge-15

14 April 2021 Online

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today announced the new world champions of the 15th steelChallenge. Read more

worldsteel announces the 2020 Steel Sustainability Champions

13 April 2021 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has recognised 9 companies as Steel Sustainability Championsfor their work in 2020. Read more

February 2021 crude steel production

23 March 2021 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 150.2 million tonnes (Mt) in February 2021, a 4.1% increase compared to February 2020. Read more

January 2021 crude steel production

25 February 2021 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 162.9 million tonnes (Mt) in January 2021. Read more

Global crude steel output decreases by 0.9% in 2020

26 January 2021 Brussels, Belgium

Global crude steel production reached 1,864.0 million tonnes (Mt) for the year 2020, down by 0.9% compared to 2019. Read more