2019 PRESS RELEASES

                November 2019 crude steel production

                20 December 2019 Brussels, Belgium

                World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 147.8 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2019, a 1.0% decrease compared to November 2018. Read more

                worldsteel announces steelChallenge-14 World Championship Finalists

                09 December 2019 Brussels, Belgium

                The Regional Championship took place online for a 24-hour period on 27 November 2019. This year’s steelChallenge attracted 2,003 participants. Read more

                2019 Steel Statistical Yearbook published

                04 December 2019 Brussels, Belgium

                The World Steel Association (worldsteel)’s Steel Statistical Yearbook presents a cross-section of steel industry statistics. It contains comprehensive statistics from 2009 to 2018 on crude steel production by country and process, and more. Read more

                Sustainable steel indicators 2019 and the steel supply chain

                02 December 2019 Brussels, Belgium

                As COP25 begins today, worldsteel publishes Sustainable steel - Indicators 2019 and the steel supply chain. Read more

                October 2019 crude steel production

                26 November 2019 Brussels, Belgium

                World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 151.5 million tonnes (Mt) in October 2019, a 2.8% decrease compared to October 2018. Read more

                September 2019 crude steel production

                25 October 2019 Brussels, Belgium

                World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 151.5 million tonnes (Mt) in September 2019, a 0.3% decrease compared to September 2018. Read more

                worldsteel Safety and Health Recognition Programme 2019

                24 October 2019 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

                World Steel Association elects new officers and welcomes new members

                16 October 2019 Monterrey, Mexico

                The Board of Directors of the World Steel Association (worldsteel) yesterday elected the new officers for 2019/2020. Read more

                The 10th Steelie Award winners announced

                15 October 2019 Monterrey, Mexico

                The winners of the 10th Steelie Awards were announced at the Annual Dinner of the World Steel Association (worldsteel) on 14 October. The Steelie Awards recognise member companies or individuals for their contribution to the steel industry over a one-year period. The Steelies are awarded in seven categories. Read more

                worldsteel Short Range Outlook October 2019

                14 October 2019 Monterrey, Mexico

                The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today released its Short Range Outlook (SRO) for 2019 and 2020. In 2019 worldsteel forecasts that steel demand in China will grow by 7.8% to reach 900.1 Mt. Read more

                10th Steelie Awards shortlist announced

                07 October 2019 Brussels, Belgium

                The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has announced the shortlist for the 10th 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 2019 crude steel production

                26 September 2019 Brussels, Belgium

                World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 156.0 million tonnes (Mt) in August 2019, a 3.4% increase compared to August 2018. Read more

                steelChallenge-14 registration open

                03 September 2019 Brussels, Belgium

                worldsteel opened registration for the 14th edition of steelChallenge. steelChallenge is the biggest online steel industry competition for students and industry employees. Read more

                July 2019 crude steel production

                27 August 2019 Brussels, Belgium

                World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 156.7 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2019, a 1.7% increase compared to July 2018. Read more

                June 2019 crude steel production

                26 July 2019 Brussels, Belgium

                World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 159.0 million tonnes (Mt) in June 2019, a 4.6% increase compared to June 2018. Read more

                May 2019 crude steel production

                24 June 2019 Brussels, Belgium

                World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 162.7 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2019, a 5.4% increase compared to May 2018. Read more

                World Steel in Figures 2019 now available

                03 June 2019 Brussels, Belgium

                worldsteel has published the 2019 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 2019 crude steel production

                27 May 2019 Brussels, Belgium

                World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 156.7 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2019, a 6.4% increase compared to April 2018. Read more

                March 2019 crude steel production

                29 April 2019 Brussels, Belgium

                World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 155.0 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2019, a 4.9% increase compared to March 2018. Read more

                worldsteel announces the world champions of steelChallenge-13

                16 April 2019 Madrid, Spain

                The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today announced the new world champions of the 13th steelChallenge. Read more

                worldsteel announces the 2018 Steel Sustainability Champions

                16 April 2019 Madrid, Spain

                The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has recognised 6 of its member companies as Steel Sustainability Champions for their work in 2018. Read more

                worldsteel Short Range Outlook April 2019

                16 April 2019 Madrid, Spain

                worldsteel today released its April 2019 Short Range Outlook (SRO). worldsteel forecasts global steel demand will reach 1,735 Mt in 2019, an increase of 1.3% over 2018. Read more

                February 2019 crude steel production

                26 March 2019 Brussels, Belgium

                World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 137.3 million tonnes (Mt) in February 2019, a 4.1% increase compared to February 2018. Read more

                January 2019 crude steel production

                26 February 2019 Brussels, Belgium

                World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 146.7 million tonnes (Mt) in January 2019, a 1.0% increase compared to January 2018. Read more

                Global crude steel output increases by 4.6% in 2018

                25 January 2019 Brussels, Belgium

                Global crude steel production reached 1,808.6 million tonnes (Mt) for the year 2018, up by 4.6% compared to 2017. Crude steel production increased in all regions in 2018 except in the EU, which saw a 0.3% contraction. Read more