Steel consumption growth patterns, 2003-2012
This map shows average annual growth in apparent crude steel consumption by economy from 2003 until 2012.
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.
About the OECD Steel Committee
The OECD Steel Committee carries out analytical and statistical work on world steel market and industry developments, steelmaking capacity, steel trade developments, and steel-related raw materials. It holds meetings and workshops to discuss current and emerging issues.
The Steel Committee is comprised of 27 OECD Members, four Associates (Brazil, Romania, Russian Federation and Ukraine), as well as seven Participants (Argentina, Bulgaria, Egypt, India, Malaysia, South Africa and Chinese Taipei). China participates in Committee discussions as an Invitee. The Committee’s participants account for most of the world’s steel production and trade.
Such a high rate of representation, the global nature of the problems facing the steel sector, and the broad variety of issues addressed in the Steel Committee's programme of work is strengthening the role of the Committee in the multilateral institutional architecture.
While the OECD is not the place to establish and supervise legally binding rules of the steel market, it has emerged over the years as the unique platform where multilateral steel problems can be discussed and political solutions found. Analytical capacity, policy dialogue and political commitments are the driving forces that govern this Committee.
The next meeting of the OECD Steel Committee will take place on 5-6 June 2014 at the OECD conference centre.
Publications and documents
Steelmaking Raw Materials: Market and Policy Developments
11 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.
Developments in Steelmaking Capacity of Non-OECD Economies
This publication reports on steelmaking capacity on an economy-by-economy, plant or project basis and likely changes up to 2012. It includes detailed tables on existing capacity and equipment, the starting date of planned projects, works ownership and the information sources used. It also briefly describes projects' progress, recent changes at existing works, and, where known, the financing of projects. New edition forthcoming end 2013.
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