2020 PRESS RELEASES

                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

                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