The Annual Statistics for the United Kingdom 2009 handbook is published by ISSB Ltd, priced at £210.

ISSB incorporates the activities of the former Iron and Steel Statistics Bureau. The 46-page book includes a general summary with figures dating back to 1984, as well as chapters on raw materials, energy, ironmaking and steelmaking.

The steelmaking section includes chapters on production of all qualities by process and cast method, production of alloy qualities and materials consumed.

It also includes an overview of steel products as well as look into UK trade.

For more information contact ISSB Ltd, 1 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5DB.

Tel +44 (0) 20 7343 3900,