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4th Steel Scrap, Billet and DRI Trade Summit – Emerging Markets

China’s crackdown on ‘illegal’ steel production

China intends to conduct random inspections among provincial regions that are ‘prone to illegal steel production activities’ this year, government…

Data showing surge in China’s use of steel scrap ‘erroneous’

The remarkable increase in steel scrap usage for crude steel production in China reported by the Bureau of International Recycling…

Almost there! Europe closing in on 80% steel packaging recycling

Steel packaging recycling in Europe has reached 79.5%, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging has revealed. The…

WSA: world steel capacity utilisation nears 75% in March

Global – The world’s steelmakers achieved a long-time-high 74.5% capacity utilisation rate in March – outstripping February by 0.9 percentage…

WSA: world steel demand to remain on upward curve

Worldwide – Global steel demand will climb 1.8% this year to slightly more than 1.616 billion tonnes and by a…

BIR reveals reasons behind China’s surging steel scrap usage

Asia – Last year’€™s meteoric growth in China’€™s steel scrap usage resulted from a combination of the country’€™s closure of…

Crude steel output: Turkey a stand-out performer in early 2018

Global – Globally in February, crude steel capacity utilisation reached its highest level for five months, with the figure of…

2017: Stainless steel melt shop production exceeds 48 million tonnes

Global – Worldwide, stainless steel melt shop production jumped 5.8% from 45.448 million tonnes in 2016 to 48.081 million tonnes…

WSA reveals world steel output higher in January despite lower Chinese total

Global – After setting a record in 2017, global crude steel production continued its uptrend in early 2018. Output across…

Indonesia playing ever more key role in stainless steel market

Asia – Liquid stainless output remains ‘at healthy levels throughout the world’ while the order intake and production outlook for…