Blogs by worldsteel experts and occasionally by guest bloggers. The blogs cover a wide variety of issues affecting the steel industry. We hope you will find this section useful and look forward to your comments.

1 December 2020

Blog: Potential impact of COVID-19 on steel industry trends

worldsteel Head of Strategic Initiatives and Raw Materials discusses four potential consequences of the accelerated focus on climate and technology for the steel industry.

28 April 2020

Economic impact of COVID-19 outbreak in China

worldsteel Beijing Office Chief Representative Frank Zhong provides insight into the impact of COVID-19 on the Chinese steel industry and steel-using sectors.

Blog – Economic impact of the global steel industry

Eldar Askerov, our Head of Strategic Studies discusses the findings of a report carried out by Oxford Economics for worldsteel on the economic impact of the steel industry at a global level.

17 April 2019

Blog – SRO: Why our forecasts were right

Dr Nae Hee Han, Director, Economic Studies and Statistics, gives us insight into the worldsteel Short Range Outlook (SRO) released yesterday. Read more in her blog.

15 January 2019

Blog: India to significantly boost demand for steel

worldsteel's Head of Data Management Adam Szewczyk explores the factors driving steel demand in India, a country now ranked the second largest steel producer in the world.

17 December 2018

Blog: The circularity of steel

worldsteel's Head of Strategic Studies, Eldar Askerov, provides us with the highlights from worldsteel's first circular economy conference held in Brussels earlier this year. View the video recordings here too.

24 August 2018

Blog – The circular economy: implications for the steel industry

worldsteel Economics and Statistics Director Dr Nae Hee Han discusses the implications of the implementation of circular economy principles on the steel industry and steel using sectors.

17 April 2018

April 2018 SRO ? Manifestation of new megatrends?

worldsteel Director Dr Nae Hee Han discusses the anomalies in the April 2018 Short Range Outlook (SRO) when viewed against the strength of the global economy.