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, 2 December 2022 – EUROFER welcomes the WTO Panel report ruling against Indonesia’s ban on the export of nickel ore. These measures have been artificially distorting the global market for nickel ore and fuelling the new export-oriented stainless steel production in Indonesia, whilst harming the EU stainless sector.
Brussels, 01 December 2022 - The changes brought to the Waste Shipment Regulation are a welcome step in the right direction to ensure that environmental and social standards equivalent to the EU’s are met when waste is exported to third countries. However, significant issues remain largely unaddressed with room for further improvement, in particular by strengthening monitoring for OECD countries and by pre-empting circumvention which risks to weaken the effectiveness of the new measures, says the European Steel Association (EUROFER) following the vote of the Environment Committee (ENVI) at the European Parliament.
Brussels, 17 November 2022 – The Board of the European Steel Association (EUROFER) has elected Francesc Rubiralta Rubio as President of the organisation. He follows Geert Van Poelvoorde, who has led EUROFER since 2015.