Dependence of steel industry profitability on plant loading.
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Steel industry EBITDA versus global capacity utilisation

Slide from OECD's 74th Steel Committee meeting in Paris 2013 illustrating the relationship between steel industry profitability and global capacity utilisation.

steel company ebitda

This is a 12 year time series, which illustrates very well how good plant loading translates into high profits and vice-versa. This is not surprising in a high fixed cost industry such as steel where break-even volumes are perhaps at ~60% or so of full capacity.

For original OECD slide presentation, see Anthony de Carvalho slide report.

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