EUROFER Director General Axel Eggert Archive

European Steel Day 2017 to reflect on EU steel industry challenges and opportunities in climate, innovation and trade policy

Brussels, 10 May 2017 – The European Steel Association (EUROFER) will today host the European Steel Day 2017. This seventh edition of this annual event will explore the theme of the ‘digital, low-carbon future for steel’.  Speaking ahead of the event, EUROFER Director General Axel Eggert said, “These are exciting and challenging times for the

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

Emissions Trading System reform “could cost €34 billion by 2030”: new report

Brussels/Strasbourg, 26 November – A landmark assessment of the proposal for the fourth review of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) has revealed that the cumulative financial burden of the proposed changes would almost wipe out the industry’s margins. The report, undertaken by leading consultancy ECOFYS, was unveiled yesterday at a gathering of

EUROFER welcomes Commission’s decision to impose provisional anti-dumping measures against imports of GOES

The Commission’s investigation has confirmed that imports of grain-oriented electrical steel (GOES) from Russia, USA, Japan, Korea and PR China are sold at dumped prices and cause significant injury to the Union industry. The Commission has found dumping margins ranging from 22,8% to 60,1% for the foreign producers concerned. The provisional duties imposed by the

EUROFER calls for a timely and effective EU trade policy

EU imports surge forced closures of stainless steel drawn wires producers   In line with the modest European economic recovery, the stainless steel long products demand in Europe recorded a slight improvement in 2014. However, imports from third countries benefited most from the increase in apparent consumption. “An effective EU trade policy defending the European

Fundamentals EU recovery improve, uncertainties remain

EU’s economic recovery continued in H2-2014 in spite of increased geopolitical and domestic risks and uncertainties. However, the strength of the recovery remained unconvincing. Economic indicators stabilised in the fourth quarter of last year and most of them even improved slightly in December last year and January 2015. Several factors contribute to a cautiously brightened