Unlike comparable works this report does not concentrate on the mere extrapolation of gross trends, but examines the changes in the underlying determinants of scrap supply and demand. For example, on the supply side, the advent of continuous casting progressively reduces the scrap arisings within the steel industry while on the demand side the type of steelmaking process crucially affects the scrap charge required. This report is therefore complementary to Westinform Shipping Report No. 300 "Iron Ore on the Ocean Routes up to 1980" in that the estimates of crude steel output, broken down by steelmaking process, form the basis of this report. As the principal scrap producing countries are at the same time the major consuming ones, this study examines these countries in turn and calculates the balance between domestic supply and estimated requirements. Each section outlines the steel production forecasts process by process with the associated scrap requirements. In addition, scrap consumption in other sectors is projected in order to obtain total scrap usage. Future scrap arisings are discussed and quantified for each country. Each section concludes by matching scrap demand and supply, so isolating deficits and surpluses at two-yearly intervals through the decade. The conclusions of the study are conveniently summarized into trade matrices of the movements between the importing and exporting areas of the world for the years 1974, 1976, 1978 and 1980.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Westinform Service

  • Publication Date: 1974-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095183
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Westinform Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 301 Report
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM