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James Moss

After 20-some years consulting I'm still fascinated by the problems of strategy development in this basic industry, especially now that it stands at the center of an industrial revolution like no other. You can read more about me here.

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Is this going to be an interesting steel M&A Summer?

May 18, 2012

With Europe in turmoil and China slowed down, it looks like the wheels of restructuring are slowly cranking into motion once again. Here’s the list just from this week. Although these are mostly US events, don’t underestimate the impact these transactions will have in other corners of the world, who they might involve and how […]

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Record world crude steel production in March

April 26, 2012

Oh yes it was. Worldsteel published the latest global crude steel production statistics last week and the monthly output for March in total and on a daily basis was a record 132.2 million metric tonnes and 4.3 million metric tonnes respectively. China alone produced 61.6MT in the month, more than all but about 3 countries […]

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Global crude steel production up again in January

February 28, 2011

worldsteel’s latest estimates of world crude steel production were published the other day. I should add a word of more than general caution about this data however. worldsteel itself posts these comments: The January 2011 crude steel production figures for many countries were not available at the time of this release, thus exceptionally, this month’s […]

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2010 World Crude Steel production tops 1.4 billion tonnes

January 25, 2011

worldsteel published December 2010’s crude steel production data last Friday. As expected, the global steel industry achieved record crude steel production of 1,414 million tonnes beating the previous record set in 2007 by 68MT or 5% – about equivalent to Russia’s entire annual output. And as Peter Marsh points out in an article in the […]

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World steel production steady through November – record beckons

December 20, 2010

worldsteel’s latest release detailing world crude steel production in November shows a modest (

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Papers from 69th OECD Steel Committee Meeting in Paris

December 8, 2010

The OECD Steel Committee held its 69th session last week. They’re bona fide steel nerds from government, industry associations and steel companies. They say that members and observers account for around 60% of world steel production and 76% of world exports of steel – but this looks like old data. Their declared purpose is to […]

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