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Subscriptions

From February 2021, worldsteel is offering two new types of access to worldsteel data:

Subscription 1: Monthly crude steel and iron production statistics

You can purchase a subscription to receive monthly iron and crude steel production figures, the latter from the 64 countries that provide data to worldsteel on a monthly basis.

As of 2021, individuals access the data by logging into the worldsteel data platform with a personal username and password automatically issued at the time of purchase. The data can be easily downloaded in Excel format once payment has been processed.

The new subscription gives access to the platform for 12 consecutive months. The annual fee is €975 and includes access to all the data in the Steel Statistical Yearbook (contents page), also available in a convenient Excel format for the first time. A PDF version is also sent to subscribers.

The data for a given month’s production is uploaded in the last week of the following month i.e. February 2021 data is available in the last week of March 2021. Subscribers receive an email notification when a given month’s data is accessible.

The data included on the platform is subject to worldsteel copyright. The data can be used internally but cannot be shared with a third party.

The subscription is available for purchase from our bookshop

Employees of worldsteel member companies have free access to the system via the extranet (here). Subscribers with credentials can access via this link.

Contact Adam Szewczyk, Head, Data Management (subscribers@worldsteel.org) with any enquiries.

Subscription 2: Steel Statistical Yearbook Publication

You can also purchase access to all the data contained in the Steel Statistical Yearbook (contents page).

Individuals access the data by logging into the worldsteel data platform with a personal username and password automatically issued at the time of purchase. The data can be easily downloaded in Excel format. The data is updated once a year in early December.

The annual fee is €400. A PDF version of all the data is also included.

All the data in the Steel Statistical Yearbook is made available to the Monthly crude steel and iron production statistics subscribers (subscription 1).

Past editions of the Steel Statistical Yearbooks are available on worldsteel.org here.

The Steel Statistical Yearbook subscription is available for purchase from our bookshop

The data included on the platform is subject to worldsteel copyright. The data can be used internally but cannot be shared with a third party.

Employees of worldsteel member companies will have free access to the system via the extranet (here).

Contact Adam Szewczyk, Head, Data Management (subscribers@worldsteel.org) with any enquiries.

Publications

Once a year, usually in May/June, worldsteel publishes World Steel in Figures, a booklet containing preliminary facts and statistics about the global steel industry in the year preceding its publication.

Subsequently, usually in early December, worldsteel releases the annual Steel Statistical Yearbook, a publication containing an updated set of steel industry statistics on a cross-section of areas, including crude steel production by process, steel production by product, steel trade by product, apparent steel use, trade and production of iron ore.

A concise version of this publication is available for free on our website. 

worldsteel produces reports and working papers on global indirect trade in steel (click here). There is also a comprehensive version with a fee. Click here for more information. 

Steel Data Viewer

The Steel Data Viewer provides crude steel production data which is updated on a monthly basis. From February 2021, the platform will feature a more reduced set of data, which will be more of interest to a general audience.

Updates and revisions

The current year's crude steel production statistics tables on worldsteel.org are updated every month. In any given month, several countries’ data will be estimated due to the cut-off date for publication. Not all the reporting institutions can consistently provide the latest monthly figures before the 25th.

The reporting institutions frequently update their statistics. It is common for countries and companies to adjust production figures throughout the year. worldsteel does not provide a daily update of the latest figures. The tables shown on worldsteel.org are a ‘snapshot’ of the production statistics as they have been reported at the time of issue, plus any revisions.

The tables do not show a running total. However, in January, an 'annual total' figure is published. This total is not the sum of the monthly statistics from January to December because the annual figure is calculated by the reporting institution, including any numbers that may have been changed at source, but not published on worldsteel.org.

Not all steel-producing countries are represented in the monthly table. There are 64 countries that report their production statistics on a monthly basis and approximately 30 that report only annual figures. Further countries issue quarterly statistics, from which monthly figures are estimated.

Short Range Outlook

In April and October, worldsteel announces its Short Range Outlook (SRO), a forecast for steel demand (finished steel). The April SRO looks seven quarters ahead and the October SRO, which is announced at worldsteel's General Assembly, looks five quarters ahead.

The most recent SRO is published on this website here.

Intellectual property rights

All information available on worldsteel.org is the property of the World Steel Association (worldsteel), its affiliated companies or third parties. The material is protected by copyright and neighbouring rights or other proprietary rights.

Information on this site may be quoted as long as the source of the information is acknowledged at each instance of use. For example, in the caption of a graph or as a footnote in a presentation slide. Please use either of the following terms of acknowledgement:

Source: World Steel Association
Source: worldsteel.org