Developing Asia to continue driving global steel demand in 2019

Developing Asia, particularly Southeast Asia and India, will continue to drive global steel demand in 2019, delegates at the annual conference of the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) heard.

“Steel demand in developed countries will slow down in 2019, but some emerging markets will continue to show growth,” Saeed G. Al Remeithi, the chairman of the Worldsteel economics committee, said at the conference in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday October 16. Developing countries in Asia excluding China are expected to consume 201.5 million tonnes of steel next year, while Chinese steel demand is expected to reach 781 million tonnes. Key drivers Al Remeithi cited India and the...


Paul Lim

October 16, 2018

06:51 GMT