Metal scrap

Crude steel production increases in September

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 156.4 million tonnes (Mt) in September 2020, a 2.9% increase compared to September 2019.

China’s scrap generation to remain on steep growth curve

| In the year 2000, China was consuming around 100 million tonnes of steel per year but this figure has since soared to between 800 and 900 million tonnes.
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BIR: “World Steel Recycling in Figures” updated

| Rolf Willeke, Statistics Advisor of the BIR Ferrous Division, summarizes below the main findings contained within his January-June 2020 update presentation to the divisional webinar taking place on October 14 2020.

August 2020 crude steel production

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 156.2 million tonnes (Mt) in August 2020, a 0.6% increase compared to August 2019.
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Europe’s strategy for critical raw materials “a double-edged sword”

| From electric vehicles to solar panels, energy storage products are Europe’s way out of fossil fuels.

Scrap metal shredder market expected to grow sustainably  

| COVID-19 crisis is influencing every aspect of the economy with growing volatility in the market across the globe.

July 2020 crude steel production

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 152.7 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2020, a 2.5% decrease compared to July 2019.
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Video recordings of BIR Global Forum

| From 2 to 23 June 2020, BIR organised a series of 11 online commodity sessions. 1470 members participated online. Now highlights and full video archives are available for all BIR members.

Sorting solution for copper meatballs in ferrous products

| The purity of iron scrap (Fe) is crucial for guaranteed sales in the steel industry.

BMRA updates Health and Safety Manual for metal recyclers

| The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) has relaunched its Health and Safety Manual.

Crude steel production still lower than last year

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 148.3 million tonnes (Mt) in June 2020, a 7.0% decrease compared to June 2019.

BMRA: Construction companies should be required to use recycled content

| The UK metal recyclers’ association welcomes PM’s build plans and sees it as opportunity for circular economy objectives to be met.

May 2020 crude steel production

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 148.8 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2020, an 8.7% decrease compared to May 2019.

5 rules of establishing a successful equipment maintenance strategy

| Recycling is a fundamental part of industry today. Metal recycling is not only a necessity for a sustainable industrial model but offers both cost and waste reduction for production and manufacturing facilities.
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