As every year, the publication of the EUROFER Annual Report is an opportunity to recap the policy work conducted by the association throughout 2021, as well as to inspect the forthcoming priority work areas EUROFER will be facing in the next months.
EUROFER will continue to push for strengthened carbon leakage protection, together with faster access to affordable and alternative energy. Another strategic priority is to ensure access to scrap, and avoiding its export to third countries with lower environmental and social standards.
The European steel industry is committed to overcoming all these challenges, while reaffirming its strategic importance for the EU and its crucial role in tackling climate change.
We hope you find the EUROFER Annual Report 2022 an interesting and useful read.
The full report is available below.
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.