The Crude Steel Database contains monthly data on a country-by-country basis from January 2014 to the latest available.
The series included are:
- Iron ore production
- Crude steel production
- Apparent demand (crude steel equivalent)
- Imports and exports
- Iron ore
- Pig iron
- Ingots and semis
- Long products
- Flat products
Subscription is on an annual basis. The database is accessible through the publisher's online platform. Subscribers also receive monthly reports in Excel format.
Data is researched and gathered from a pool of resources, including companies, government statistics and press reports. Trade data are a valuable source of information; the latest available statistics are collected direct from national customs for almost 120 countries.
Reported production by plants is compared with nationally reported data. Material flows and balances are calculated to ensure that the data are internally consistent.
Detailed usage is rarely provided by government agencies and so apparent consumption is calculated to produce a surrogate for reported demand:
The publisher liaises regularly with other statistical agencies, international study groups and trade associations to keep up with changes in the industry structure.