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.

Foreign Trade

Development of Global Steel Exports Steel Mill Products, 2014 – 2018

The global steel exports ended up last year with 343 million tonnes at a stabil level. About 21 percent were exported from China. The exports of the remaining world increased slightly by about 11 million tonnes.

World Steel* trade: Import-Export-Balance 2017/2018

NAFTA, Near East and Africa are the classical import regions of global steel trade. Traditionally the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is an export region. In the past 10 years Asia has developed into an export region as well. This is caused by China as the greatest steel exporting country.

EU Steel Import: Intensive Surge

In 2017 approximately 35 million tonnes of rolled steel have been imported.

EU-28: Steel foreign trade

35 million tonnes have been imported, while exports stay stabil at about 25 million tonnes. Overall, 10 million tonnes less were exported than imported.

EU-28: Steel foreign trade by regions

EU-imports are dominated by China and the CIS. EU steel industry exports its products primarily to other European countries, to Africa and the NAFTA.

Germany: Steel foreign trade

Approx. 80 % of steel foreign trade in Germany is transacted within the EU. Overall, the import-export-balance of German rolled steel is nearly balanced. Traditionally the trade with third-countries generates export surpluses.