EU Steel Market Archive

EU steel market on firmer footing coming into 2018; trade concerns the main risk factor

Brussels, 8 May 2018 – In 2017 the EU’s steel market performed healthily, supported by a marked improvement in business conditions on both domestic and international markets. Key drivers were investment and exports. While economic fundamentals bode well for further growth in EU steel demand, the increasing threat of protectionism and the potential of retaliatory

EU steel market: investment and exports push growing steel use; import pressure remains

Brussels, 25 October 2017 – Strengthening investment and robust exports are boosting the performance of steel-using sectors in the EU. Steel demand is expected to continue its gradual recovery in 2018. However, increasing import pressure in in the second quarter of 2017 signals that foreign supply remains a critical issue for the EU steel sector.

EU steel market: Greater stability at the start of 2017 – EUROFER urges caution

Brussels, 25 April 2017 – EU steel market conditions are improving, both on the demand and the supply sides. Finally, EU steel mills are also seeing relief. However, with only two months of trade data available, caution about import pressures appears to be justified. EU steel market EU apparent steel consumption ended 2016 on a

EU steel market: RISING IMPORTS ABSORB 25% OF DEMAND IN the second half of 2016

Brussels, 1 February 2017 – EU steel demand is expected to continue to recover in 2017 and 2018. A key concern for the European Steel Association (EUROFER) is the ongoing rise in imports as a result of unfair trade practices. EU steel market Having grown 3% year-on-year in the first half of 2016, the second

IMPORTS continued to target the EU STEEL MARKET despite muted fundamentals

Brussels, 27 January 2016 – Steel imports continued to target the EU market despite still relatively weak demand, low domestic prices and the weak Euro in the second half of 2015. Going forward, abundant global supply and suppliers fighting for tonnage fuels uncertainty in the market. EU mills fear for losing further market share in

EU Steel Market: Gearing up for Recovery

EUROFER’s Q1-2014 Economic & Steel Market Outlook foresees that momentum in the EU steel market will strengthen in 2014 and 2015.   In the second half of 2013 the EU remained on track for continued but rather fragile economic growth. Meanwhile, forward looking indicators strengthened further to post-2011 peaks, sugges­ting that a slightly more pronoun­ced