Industry and globalisation

85th Session of the Steel Committee, Paris, 17-18 September 2018


Chair's statement: 40 years of the OECD Steel Committee: 1978 - 2018


World economic outlook and steel market developments

World economic outlook

Presentation by the Secretariat of the Economics Department on the world economic situation and the latest OECD forecasts for the global economy.


Global steel markets: current situation and short-term outlook

  • Presentation by the Secretariat on the current steel market situation.
  • Presentation by the World Steel Association on the steel demand outlook.


Regional steel market developments: reports by industry


Recent trade and trade policy developments

  • Presentation by the Secretariat of the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate on relevant work being developed by the Trade Committee.
  • Presentation by Secretariat on the update of the latest developments in trade and trade policies (including non-tariff measures) in the steel industry.


Latest developments in steelmaking capacity: interim report


  • Presentation by the Secretariat on the latest developments in steelmaking capacity.


Subsidies and other forms of government support

  • Presentation by the Secretariat on overview of the work towards developing a database of subsidies and other forms of government support measures in the steel sector.


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