UK Steel has published ‘Key Statistics 2012’, a 15 page pocket sized booklet providing details of steel production in UK, steel deliveries, trade, the steel market and global production.

Most material is presented in graphic form and covers the period 2007 to 2011.

In 2011, UK produced 9.5Mt of steel, just over half the peak amount in 1997 when output reached 18.3Mt. Of the current production, 72.6% was made through the blast furnace – oxygen steelmaking route and 27.3% in electric arc furnaces.

Exports and home deliveries were evenly matched at 4.6Mt and 4.7Mt respectively.
Apparent demand for steel in UK reached 20.3Mt of which 4.8Mt was from domestic deliveries, 5.6Mt from imports and 9.9Mt was contained in imported goods.

‘Key Statistics 2012’ is available as a free download from