World Steel Trade Flows
Global import & export flows, 2010 & 2014
World Steel Trade in 2010
World Steel Trade in 2014
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The charts above show world steel trade flows in 2010 and in 2014. The recent trends in global steel trade are:
- The increasing importance of steel exports from Asia. Between 2010 and 2014, global Asian steel export volumes increased from ~40mt/year to ~73mt/year
- The fall over time in Asian steel imports. Asian world steel imports fell from ~26mt/year in 2010 to ~14mt/year in 2014
- The increasing importance of NAFTA steel imports. Steel imports into the NAFTA region rose from ~18mt in 2010 to ~39mt in 2014.
In terms of internal trade, it is also noteworthy that steel trade flows within Asia increased markedly over the period 2010-2014, rising from ~89mt/year in 2010 to approx. 118mt/year in 2014.
All trade volumes above are in metric tonnes.
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