| The World Steel Association (Worldsteel) has released its Short Range Outlook for 2017 and 2018. It forecasts that global steel demand will increase by 1.3% to 1,535.2 Mt in 2017, following growth of 1.0% in 2016. In 2018, it is forecast that global steel demand will grow by 0.9% and will reach 1,548.5 Mt.
Crude steel production

Crude steel production still increases

| World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 145.0 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2017, a 4.6% increase compared to March 2016.

ISRI Unveils International Scrap Trade Database

| The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has launched a new International Scrap Trade Database providing information on international scrap trade flows. The data tables illustrate the trade of recyclables across the globe by major commodity and importing/exporting economies, and show the total amount of scrap traded globally.

Dumpsites are part of the marine litter and climate change problem

| On Earth Day 2017, ISWA - The International Solid Waste Association urges everyone to add their voice to our declaration to close the world’s 50 largest dumpsites.

Baxi visits Chinese associations

| On 10th and 11th April 2017, BIR President Ranjit Baxi, together with David Chiao, President of the BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division and Ma Hongchang, BIR Special Advisor in China, paid an official visit to the secretariats of three important Chinese associations that are members of BIR.

Ancala buys portfolio of anaerobic digestion plants

| Ancala Bioenergy Limited (‘Ancala Bioenergy’) has announced that it has acquired Biogen, an owner and operator of anaerobic digestion plants in the UK, for an undisclosed sum from 50/50 joint venture partners Bedfordia Group and Kier Group.

Having non-ferrous metals without having a mine

| A new method of electrowinning leads to much lower rates of impurities in the recycling of non-ferrous metals.