world - OECD: Steel trade cases filed in 2013 the most since 1999 Last Update 10/03/2014 11:17:10 The number of antidumping and countervailing trade cases against steel products filed globally in 2013 reached its highest level since 1999, according to an economist with the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD). [..More]World - Worldsteel: Pig iron production rose 5.8% last year Last Update 03/03/2014 09:57:58 Production of pig iron rose by 5.8% last year to a new all-time high of 1,165 million metric tons, an increase of almost 64 million mt on 2012, according to new figures published by the World Steel Association on its website. The 38 countries covered by the WSA report account for about 99% of world total blast furnace iron production. [..More]Russia - Russian Steel members increased output in 2013 Last Update 27/02/2014 11:34:01 Russian steelmakers – members of the association Russian Steel – marginally, by 2%, increased finished and semi-finished steel output last year, to 54.2 million metric tons, according to data published by the association on Monday. [..More]Russia - Evraz output grows marginally, despite stoppages Last Update 24/02/2014 10:40:55 Russian steel producer and miner Evraz’s consolidated steel products output increased by 1.7% to 16 million metric tons, and crude steel by 1.1% to 16.1m mt in 2013, despite production stoppages in Europe and North America. [..More]China - Chinese analysts divided on outlook for 2014 Last Update 20/02/2014 10:57:32
"The core business activities of the Chinese mills will probably remain on the brink of tipping into the red this year given the persisting oversupply problem,” said an analyst from the China Metallurgical Industry Planning and Research Institute (MPI). “And Chinese domestic steel prices have been among the world’s lowest compared with those in other major steel-producing countries."
- Our meeting is held today in the kingdom of Bahrain which hosts the works of the board of directors, On this occasion, Arab Iron and Steel Union (AISU) expresses its deepest gratitude and thanks fullness to the government of the kingdom and its generous people and for the this hosting by Gulf Company for Iron and Steel to hold the meetings of the board of directors and for the efforts exerted by the company in the setting and preparation for this meeting, the following lines will provide a quick summary about the steel industry in 2011: - 2011's results showed a good image for most of Arab companies, this image can be described as a fresh start for Arab Steel Industry. - Massive investments and projects executed by Arab countries in Gulf region, especially, infrastructure and huge building projects such as; harbors, airports, and speedways which have had positive influence on Arab steel industry since this very industry has reacted with the same pace with those projects to fulfill their needs of various steel products via creating new projects which are being carried on by steel mills or the expansions accompanying the current projects. - Those expansions carried on by steel mills have been embodied in new production lines aiming to develop the products spectrum fulfilling requirements of these projects whether of rebars , wire rods, sections, or flats of all kinds.
[..More]Emirates Steel Increases Output by 45.4% and Sales Volumes by 30% Emirates Steel, the largest single integrated steel producer in the UAE, registered an increase in finished products output by 45.4 per cent during the first half of 2010, compared to the same period in 2009. Product sales increased by 30 per cent during that same period, according to the press release issued by ESI on 27 July, 2010. [..More]