Worldsteel Short Range Outlook 2016-2017
| The World Steel Association (worldsteel) forecasts that global steel demand will decrease by -0.8% to 1,488 Mt in 2016 following a contraction of -3.0% in 2015. In 2017, it is forecast that world steel demand will return to growth of 0.4% and will reach 1,494 Mt.
Copper is expected to grow slowly
| The International Copper Study Group (ICSG) met in Portugal in March to discuss key issues affecting the global copper market.