European Steel in Figures 2022 is the fourteenth edition of the European Steel Association’s (EUROFER) statistical guide, which covers data up to 2021.
It is the first edition that takes fully into account the departure of the United Kingdom from the EU and its internal market. From now on, all aggregated data for the EU refer exclusively to EU27, and historical datasets have been adapted accordingly.
The numbers presented in the 2022 edition identify the main trends of the past year through data, and reflect both the new reality post Brexit and the consequences of the pandemic. In particular, they show the strong rebound experienced in the aftermath of restrictive COVID measures and the progressive slowdown of the recovery due to increasing supply chain disruptions, soaring energy prices and shortages of raw materials occurred in the second half of 2021.
We hope that our statistics will be of use for those working within and with the steel industry. We also hope that they can help guiding policymakers both at EU and national level in making the right choices when it comes to political decisions impacting the industry, such as climate, energy and trade policies.
We wish you a fruitful utilisation of European Steel in Figures 2022.
Brussels, 07 December 2023 – The inclusion of transformative industrial technologies for the decarbonisation of energy-intensive sectors, such as steel, in the list of net-zero technologies in the general approach adopted by the Council on the Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA), sends a positive signal at a crucial time when governments are deliberating urgent measures to protect the climate at COP28 in Dubai. Parliament and Council should now seize the opportunity to reach an ambitious agreement to promote EU-made green products in public auctions of net-zero technologies and to drive Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) in Europe. Promoting lead markets and CCUS are essential tools for sustaining the transition to low-carbon steelmaking, says the European Steel Association.
Brussels, 01 December 2023 – Further delays in implementing EU sanctions against Russian steel semifinished products would have a perverse effect, ultimately fuelling Putin’s war machine against Ukraine. The EU Council should reject additional exemption requests from a few member states defending the lucrative business model of few steel rerollers. The trade dynamic that takes advantage of cheap steel imported from Russia while aiding the supply to its military and related downstream sectors must come to an end, states the European Steel Association.
Industriall & EUROFER joint statement