EMEARC: Benchmarking key regional steel cost drivers

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Burdened by oversupply and poor margins, steel producers in the EMEARC region (Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia and Caspian) have been at the frontline of the malaise in the global steel market. With producers under pressure, significant amounts of capacity have been taken offline as the issue of steel producer costs has come increasingly to the fore. The EMEARC region has the largest variation in total operating costs. The key to low operating costs at BOF steel plants is low iron-making...

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Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • EMEARC steel plants
  • Raw materials
  • Energy
  • Labour

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This report includes 10 images and tables including:


  • EMEARC steel plant coverage
  • Iron-making drives BOF steel-makers cash cost
  • with ore and coal being the key raw material inputs
  • Integration into raw materials keeps CIS producers at the lower end of the cost curve
  • Sintered ores dominate EMEARC burden rates, 2013
  • CIS sinter costs are the lowest in the region, 2013
  • CIS coking costs are the lowest in EMEARC, 2013
  • PCI is more progressed in Western Europe, 2013
  • 2013 Energy consumption per tonne of finished steel and gas price
  • Labour cost per tonne of finished steel, 2013

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