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The OECD carries out analytical and statistical work in world steel market and industry developments, world steelmaking capacity, world steel trade developments, and basic steel statistics. 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.
73rd session of the OECD Steel Committee
Paris, 6-7 December 2012
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.
72nd session of the OECD Steel Committee
Paris, 31 May-1 June 2012
OECD Steel Committee signals growing uncertainty over industry outlook
Paris, 7 December 2011
The outlook for the global steel market has become more uncertain, according to industry and government officials at the OECD’s Steel Committee meeting in Paris on 5-6 December 2011. Policies to support open markets for raw materials are key, they said.
OECD Workshop on Steelmaking Raw Materials
Paris, 5 December 2011
The purpose of this workshop was to bring together policy makers, raw material producers and steel industry representatives to exchange information on raw material market developments and problems pertaining to the availability of raw materials. While strictly observing competition legislation, participants are expected to take stock of industry strategies and governmental policies with respect to availability of raw materials.
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.