Effects of global steel capacity cuts in 2017 limited, OECD says

Global crude steelmaking capacity fell for the second consecutive year to 2.25 billion tonnes per year in 2017, but the decrease “still falls short of alleviating global excess capacity,” the Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) said in a report released on Monday September 10.

Global crude steel capacity was down year-on-year from 2.28 billion tpy in 2016.
The utilisation rate for that global steelmaking capacity increased to 75.1% in 2017, up from 71.3% in 2016, with the gap between global steel capacity and actual steel production falling over the year to around 561 million tpy.

But “a number of new investment projects continue to take place around the world, and global steelmaking capacity could increase by...


Viral Shah

September 10, 2018

15:22 GMT