World steel trade flows - tonnages & trends.
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World Steel Trade Flows

Global import & export flows, 2018

world steel trade flows 2018

The analysis identifies China as the largest exporting region (in terms of extra-regional exports), and other Asia as the largest importing region (in terms of extra-regional imports). For this purpose, other Asia includes South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia.

In 2018, approx 27% of all steel made crossed a border prior to being consumed.

Source: World Steel Association - World Steel in Figures, 2019.
All figures are millions of metric tonnes.