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Steel Research Suite

Attain market clarity with industry-leading steel research and analysis in this fast-changing environment.

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What is Steel Research Suite?

Decarbonisation is reshaping steel production, with China experiencing reduced demand and India expanding its infrastructure. Our Steel Research Suite offers tools for market intelligence, risk analysis, benchmarking, and screening to navigate these global challenges and uncertainties.

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Features and workflows

Assess investment opportunities and make cost-effective sourcing decisions with Steel Research Suite.

  • Provide current market demand and supply insights for effective business planning.
  • Assess operational efficiency and competitive drivers.
  • Gain in-depth analysis of global emerging trends.
  • Understand critical issues at asset, company, and country levels.
  • Analyse competitor assets for potential acquisition opportunities and benchmark against peers for competitive positioning.

Comprehensive Market Outlooks  

Strategic Planning Outlook to give you a comprehensive view of global and regional markets for the next 30 years, with data and analysis to 2050.  

Investment Horizon Outlook provides an analysis of the investment landscape and market implications for current and anticipated investments for the next 10 years, with data to 2050. 

Monthly short-term market outlook on supply, demand, trade, and price forecasts for the next 2 years.  

Coverage on scrap, hot metal, crude steel, and finished steel.  

In-depth analysis of steel production technologies, including basic oxygen furnaces (BOF), electric arc furnaces (EAF), and direct reduced iron (DRI). 

Cost analysis and asset-level modelling 

Detailed asset reports and summaries covering steel production, cost drivers,  decarbonisation initiatives and steel mill valuations. 

290+ steel plants modelled, with growing Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) coverage. 

Access to granular data on supply, demand, price forecast, trade flows, cost, production, and anode allocation with our data tools. 

Stay Informed 

Access to tailored insights into key market themes and our global team of Wood Mackenzie analysts. 

Corporate Strategy / Asset Acquisition  

Perform detailed analyses of competitor assets to identify potential acquisition targets and assess strategic fit for expansion. 

Conduct financial modelling and cost-benefit analysis to evaluate existing assets and the impact of new projects on the industry cost structure. 


Compare performance metrics against industry peers to identify strengths and weaknesses and develop strategies to improve competitive positioning. 

Analyse operational metrics to assess efficiency and identify competitive drivers, enabling targeted improvements to maintain a competitive edge. 

Strategic Resourcing and Planning 

Gather and analyse comprehensive data on mining assets, companies, and countries to gain insights into market dynamics and identify trends. 

Analyse cost structures and resource allocation to inform strategic planning, optimise costs, and enhance overall business strategies. 

Wood Mackenzie is the leading global data and analytics company for the energy transition. A trusted partner for over 50 years, our team has over 2,400 experts across more than 30 global locations who cover the entire supply chain. Our people and products help businesses and governments navigate significant challenges and make informed decisions to gain a competitive edge.

Frequently asked questions

Here you’ll find answers to the most common questions you may have on Wood Mackenzie's Steel Research Suite. If you have any other questions, contact us.

Designed for a diverse range of professionals and organisations in the steel industry seeking reliable data, analysis, insights and tools to navigate the complexities of the landscape. This includes mining operators, steel producers, investment analysts, fund managers, commodity traders, commercial strategists, business development managers, and supply chain and procurement managers. 

Access to accurate and reliable market analysis is crucial in remaining competitive amid global economic uncertainties, we provide you with detailed insights into supply, demand, trade flows, and price trends, enabling you to anticipate market movements and make informed strategic decisions.  

Our framework is based on an integrated analysis of mining and metals’ interdependencies across energy and natural resources sectors to give you the most comprehensive knowledge you need to succeed.   

We provide a holistic coverage of the entire steel value chain, from raw materials to the iron-making process (DRI, Hot Metal) to crude steel (EAF, BOF), semi-finished and finished steel.  

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Speak to a leading steel industry expert today to discover how our Steel Research Suite will provide you clarity and help you make smarter, faster decisions.

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