Brussels — The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published the 2015 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 some indications of global steel trade flows to iron ore production and trade. It is now available on worldsteel.org.
Edwin Basson, Director General of worldsteel, stated: „2014 saw the emergence of a new phase in steel markets. The evidence is that the steel industry is now entering a period of pause before undoubtedly picking up again when markets other than China, whose events dominated the steel industry for the past decade, drive new demand. Nobody can predict exactly when or where, but we believe that urbanisation in emerging economies will play a key role for the steel markets in the future.“
World Steel in Figures 2015 lists world crude steel production from 1950 to 2014, major steel-producing countries and companies, and apparent steel use per capita in 2014. An infographic highlights the main elements featured in the publication. Click the map to view the full infographic.
Source: World Steel Association (worldsteel)