The European Directive on End Of Life Vehicles (ELV) has proven during the years to be a useful instrument for setting up a proper management system aimed at managing vehicles and their parts at their end of life stage.
However, technical and social developments imposed its updated to make it more appropriate for future challenges.
Nowadays, the priority is to have a functional management and treatment of the end of life vehicles and, in particular, of their parts and constituent materials. The priority is to go circular
and thus EUROFER welcomes the opportunity of contributing to the evaluation of the directive and giving his views for improving it. The present paper wants to present some general issues and/or comments linked to the actual use of and to aspects not sufficiently covered by the directive. Moreover, the paper will to highlight issues identified by the sector and how these could be solved in future.
First quarter 2023 report. Data up to, and including, third quarter 2022
Brussels, 02 February 2023 – All downside factors that have materialised in the first half of last year have persisted, continuing to impact the European steel market. Apparent steel consumption is forecast to see a deeper-than-expected drop of -4.6% for 2022 (previously set at -3.5%). The outlook for 2023 also remains negative (-1.6%), paving the way for the fourth steel demand recession in five years. A modest recovery will be in sight in 2024 (+1.6%), though subject to high uncertainty. Despite a more general resilience of the EU economy, in the third quarter of 2022 apparent steel consumption reached its lowest level after the pandemic.