Industry and globalisation

Steel

 

The OECD Steel Committee provides a unique forum for governments and producers to come together to address the evolving challenges facing the steel industry, and identify political solutions to encourage open and transparent markets for steel. By fostering a global environment in which steel producers compete under fair conditions, the OECD contributes to a more viable and sustainable steel industry, so that steel continues to contribute to improved economic prosperity around the world.

The work of the OECD Steel Committee in the last two years has covered areas such as:

» steel market developments;
» industry viability;
» trade policies, including non-tariff measures and export restrictions on raw materials;
» steelmaking raw material markets, which are receiving increasing attention by governments and industry alike given the sector depends heavily on a range of raw materials for its production;
» global excess capacity, given its growing magnitude and the impacts it is having on the industry’s economic viability. Governments are interested in learning the causes, particularly the role of government interventions in creating or sustaining excess capacity, as well as policies aimed at easing the situation;
» environmental performance, and particularly the contribution of energy efficiency technologies as well as developments in breakthrough technologies to address climate change.


For more information on the objectives and membership of OECD work on steel.

 

Events

Publications

On 11 December 2014, governments participating in the OECD Steel Committee are organising a workshop jointly with South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry, to examine emerging market and policy issues in the field of steelmaking raw materials.

This workshop brought together government and industry representatives from raw material importing and exporting economies to assess emerging market trends and policy developments affecting trade in steelmaking raw materials. The aim of the workshop was to better understand the impacts of trade-restrictive raw material policies on the global steel industry and to explore policy approaches that would improve the longer-term efficiency and functioning of these markets.

 

Steel Committee meetings

Workshops

Developments in Steelmaking Capacity of Non-OECD Economies

Developments in Steelmaking Capacity of Non-OECD Economies 
August 2014

This is a two-yearly report on trends in the steelmaking capacity of economies that are not members of the OECD.

The latest edition includes detailed information on an economy-by-economy basis, showing existing facilities, their equipment and capacity, as well as each company’s planned investments. Information is also provided on the starting date of planned projects, the ownership status of the steel plants, the progress of projects, recent changes at existing works, and, where known, the financing of projects.

 

Steelmaking Raw Materials: Market and Policy Developments
October 2012

The objective of this report is to summarise key developments pertaining to steelmaking raw material markets and policies, by bringing together work conducted recently under the auspices of the OECD Steel Committee, including presentations and papers delivered at a workshop held in December 2011. The report is organised around two broad areas: market issues and government policies.

Steel consumption growth patterns, 2003-2012

Heat Map Steel
Note: The data for South Sudan corresponds to the period 2003-2011 (and were collected as part of data on Sudan’s steel consumption before the independence of South Sudan). There is no data available yet for the period 2012-2013.
1. Steel consumption growth rates for Belgium and Luxembourg are calculated from data on the two countries combined.
2. Steel consumption growth rates for Serbia and Montenegro refer to the period 2007-2012.
Source: OECD calculations based on data from the World Steel Association.

 

 

 

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