| 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.
| 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.
| World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 126.6 million tonnes (Mt) in February 2017, a 4.1% increase compared to February 2016.
| Although the federation approves the decision for real recycling rates, it wants to see more ambitions on the treatment of scrap exports.
| Metso N SeriesTM NSPTM Briquetting Presses turn steel, aluminum, cast iron and other metals into a compact form for easier handling and more convenient transporting. Firmly packed, high-density briquettes increase metal recovery by enabling more accurate metering and reducing burn-off during melting.
| The Environment Committee of the European Parliament will vote on 24 January to finalise its report on the revision of the Waste Framework Directive. The EU steel industry requests that the provision on final recycling is retained in order to measure real recycling.
| Bunting Magnetics has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Master Magnets, a UK-based manufacturer of magnetic separation equipment.
| World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 132.4 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2016, 5.0% up on November 2015.
| World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 136.5 million tonnes (Mt) in October 2016, 3.3% up on October 2015.
| The ferrous metal industry is looking back at a tough year with troubled times ahead.
| The new facility in Halmstad, Sweden, has been developed in close collaboration with customers and partners, including those from the automotive industry.
| World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 132.9 million tonnes (Mt) in September 2016, 2.0% up on September 2015.
| After a long period of negative news, William Schmiedel, President of the BIR Ferrous Division, finally sees signals of better times ahead.
| The Board of Directors of the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) has elected a new chairman,new vice chairmen and a new treasurer for a one-year period.