Transport plays a central role for the EU steel industry in its competitiveness within and outside of EU borders as it accounts for up to 15% the steel sector’s total costs. A functional single market, with established principles of free movement of goods and services, is a necessary foundation on which the more than 500 steel processing and production sites in 24 steel-producing member states of the EU rely on in their everyday operations.
Late April and early May 2021 have seen record rises in the price of EU emission Allowances (EUAs), reaching €50 per tonne of CO2.
Brussels, 06 May 2021 – The European Steel Association (EUROFER) welcomes the release of the EU’s updated industrial policy strategy, and the inclusion of a specific analysis on steel. It shows the EU’s support for sectors, such as steel, that are strategic to the European economy and that are pushing to rally and decarbonise in the post-COVID era, but that are dependent on an enabling framework preventing carbon leakage.
Second quarter 2021 report. Data up to, and including, fourth quarter 2020.