Further Information


Dipl.-Ing. oec.
Gabriela Stramka


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Here you will find the main data and facts on all aspects of steel and the steel industry at a glance – in the following reports:

We recommend the Statistische Jahrbuch der Stahlindustrie, published by the German Steel Federation, as a detailed reference work for data and facts on the steel industry. It appears in October every year and provides the most important figures on the steel industry for the previous year and the reference years.

Please contact gabriela.stramka@stahl-zentrum.de if, after publication of the Statistical Yearbook, you require an updating of some statistics for the current year.

The Steel Market in Germany

The most important steel production locations in Germany

The Duisburg area remains Germany’s most important steel location, even if globalisation has greatly changed the steel industry in Germany.

The largest steel producers in Germany, 2016

As system suppliers, the companies in Germany are strategically well positioned in the various value-creation chains. There are thus global players and European champions – national leaders and powerful SMEs – that have found their niche with special and stainless steels.

Steel production in Germany by process

About two-thirds of the crude steel produced in Germany is made in integrated steelworks (blast furnace, steel mill and rolling mill) as oxygen steel (LD), the remaining third is produced via the electric steel route (EL).

Production and employment in Germany

The German steel industry has made enormous efforts to improve its competitiveness during the last 30 years. Productivity – measured as specific crude steel production in tonnes per employee – has more than tripled during this period and reached the value of 495 tonnes/employee. This is a top value internationally.

Net sales of the steel industry in Germany

Following the collapse in total sales of the steel industry in 2009 as a result of the economic crisis, it was possible to resume its former growth during subsequent years thanks to increased delivery quantities.

Steel Use in Germany


Construction and automotive are the most important steel-using industries, accounting for more than 50% of steel production in Germany.