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Topic - Steel-producing Countries
Nov 21, 2014
South Africa will become the first African country to host the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD’s) Steel Committee Conference when the committee’s seventy-seventh session takes place in Cape Town between December 11 and 12. The...
Feb 28, 2014
POLAND SHALE GAS The discovery of and exploration for shale gas and gas finds across the world can reduce gas prices which will benefit steel producing companies that use gas to manufacture steel
Owing to the discovery of and exploration for shale gas in the US and Canada, as well as gas finds off Mozambique and Asia, the global steel industry is set to undergo a radical makeover, but South Africa may not immediately benefit from the lower gas prices, states...
Apr 11, 2013
China’s steel industry has experienced explosive growth over the past decade – overtaking the rest of the steel-producing countries – that shows no sign of easing in the short term. China had built a “fearsome” low-cost steel manufacturing industry as the world...
Jan 21, 2011
Global crude steel production climbed to a record of 1 414-million metric tons (mmt) last year, an increase of 15% when compared with 2009, the World Steel Association (worldsteel) reported at the weekend. All major steel-producing countries and regions showed...
Mar 22, 2010
Global steel production in February rose 24,2% year-on-year, to 108-million tons, but was lower than the 109-million tons produced in January, the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) said on Monday. The world crude steel capacity utilisation ratio in February 2010...
Sep 21, 2009
The World Steel Association (Worldsteel) reported on Monday that global steel production had increased to 106,5-million tons in August, from 103,9-million tons in July. However, on a year-on-year basis, the August output was 5,5% lower. Worldsteel reported that...
Jul 20, 2009
Global steel production declined by 21,3% in the first half of 2009, compared with the first six-months of last year, the World Steel Association reported on Monday. Most of the major steel-producing countries showed a decrease in their crude steel output in the...
Mar 20, 2009
Global steel output fell by 22% in February to 84-million tons, with nearly all major steel-producing countries reporting lower output, the World Steel Association reported on Friday. However, the association said that Iran and China reported an increase in steel...
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Mar 05, 2004
Domestic demand, or the lack of it, was the key feature and challenge confronting South Africa’s primary steel industry in 2003.
Sep 12, 2002
Six months after imposing its own sweeping steel tariffs, the Bush Administration plans to put forward an "ambitious agenda" to slash steel subsidies and protections around the world, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Feb 12, 2002
Representatives of top steel-producing countries agreed to recommend that global output be cut by 117,5-million tons by the end of 2005 to cope with a severe market glut.
Jul 23, 1999
Steel is a metal composed of iron plus varying amounts of carbon, as well as other elements such as chromium, nickel, molybdenum, zirconium, vanadium, tungsten, and so on. Different types of steel – that is, steel with different properties and characteristics...
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