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China recovery eases global steel headache

The World Steel Association (Worldsteel) has forecast a 6.4% contraction in steel demand this year because of the Covid-19 crisis…

Recycling breakthrough unites steelmaking, wastewater treatment and construction sector

Australia’s RMIT University has discovered that steel slag used to treat wastewater can be recycled as an aggregate material for…

Steel recycling held up in 2019

The final crude steel figures for 2019 show a 3.4% increase in global output – but the only growth was…

New record thanks to strong steel recycling results in Europe

Recycling of steel packaging in Europe has hit a new all-time high of 82.5%, according to new data by the…

Pandemic to bite 5.6 million tonnes from steel markets

The current pandemic is likely to reduce the global stainless steel market by 12% this year, analysts suggest. Austria’s special…

Steel producers struggle to regain momentum

The European stainless steel industry is resuming production but the future is said to be uncertain as the continent is…

Tata Steel ‘needs huge cash support’

Tata Steel is reported to have approached the UK Government for financial support currently far more than on offer under…

Stainless steel outlook: Markets in disarray compound weak New Year

The COVID-19 pandemic is heavily impacting all nickel and stainless steel supply chains -when they were already facing weaker prospects….

‘New chapter in steelmaking’: Jingye Group acquires British Steel

Chinese firm Jingye Group has big plans for British Steel. It has pledged to invest £1.2 billionn (EUR 14 billion)…

Rough weather ahead for German steel recyclers?

Business is becoming ever tougher for Germany’s steel recycling sector with companies increasingly affected by the weakening national economy. Less…

Lower demand forces Tata Steel to cut jobs

Tata Steel is cutting 3000 jobs across Europe, forced by the continuing decline in steel demand from car manufacturers. Some…