INFOGRAPHIC: Opportunities and threats facing the US steel industry

Steelmakers in North America are seeing an increase in market opportunities, from shale gas production to the need for US-based steel plants. But will the industry reap the benefits?

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It seems there are two major threats that may derail the industry’s ability to capitalise on these opportunities.

And ahead of the Steel Success Strategies XXIX event, a survey of North American steelmakers highlighted both the opportunities fuelling the steel industry along with the threats that could put the brakes on growth.

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The survey, run by Steel First sister publication AMM subsidiary American Metal Market Events, also identified China’s need for imported scrap could have a major impact on US scrap prices, and government legislation must “stop the flow of imported steel”.

The full results of the survey are available to download as infographics.


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