The European Steel Association maintains a statistical database of key metrics about the performance of the European steel industry.

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A sector at the heart of the EU economy

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€130 billion

Value for the EU economy

The sector is worth billions of euros in Gross Value Added to the EU economy every year.

152 million tonnes

Annual production of steel

The sector produces on average 152 million tonnes of finished steel per year.


Production sites in the EU

The EU steel industry has 500 production sites spread out across 22 EU Member States.


Highly skilled workforce

The steel sector employs 306,000 people directly and is responsible for up to 2.27 million indirect jobs.


The European Steel Association (EUROFER)
172 Avenue de Cortenbergh
1000 Brussels


Phone: +32 (0) 2 738 79 20