World Steel Consumption 2012
World Steel Demand Assessments
Demand by Region
|Region||Steel Demand, mt|
|Central & South America
|Middle East & Africa
|Asia & Oceania
Figures above are finished steel product demand estimates for 2012 in millions of metric tonnes. Source: World Steel Association.
Demand by Product Shape
|Steel shape||Steel Demand, mt|
Figure are indicative
finished steel consumption estimates for 2012. Tube data includes welded and seamless tube. For chart, see below. Source: MCI
World steel consumption by product shape
Demand estimates by shape indicate estimated world steel consumption analysed by flat products [including plate, hot rolled coil and sheet, cold rolled and coated sheet], long products [including rail, heavy sections, bar and wire rod] and tube [welded pipe and seamless tube]. Figures are estimates supplied by Metals Consulting International for year 2012.
Steel Consumption by End-Use Application
|Construction incl structural & building work
|Other transport incl shipbuilding & rail
|Domestic appliances incl electrical engineering
|Metal goods & fabrication
|Oil & gas exploration & transport
|Other indusries / miscellaneous
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Steel Demand by Consuming End-Use Industry
World steel demand by end-use market
Demand estimates by sector are indicative
of global 2012 finished steel demand. Construction includes structural and building work. Mechanical engineering includes machinery & equipment and components. Other transport includes shipbuilding, rail, heavy vehicles. Metal goods include furniture, fasteners, wire products, containers, boxes. Tubes include welded and seamless.
Figures are MCI estimates
of steel end-use by application for year 2012 world steel consumption.
Demand by Quality
|Steel quality||Steel Demand, mt|
Figures are MCI
estimates of finished steel consumption by grade for 2012. Engineering steels are often also referred to as SBQ
steels (special bar quality steel); these are steels that typically move or rotate whilst in use.
Figures to 2012 are consistent with World Steel Association [worldsteel] assessments dated April 2013. 2013 and 2014 figures are also worldsteel estimates. 2015 figure is MCI
estimate. All figures are millions of metric tonnes of finished steel.
This page was last updated on 11th April 2013.