GLG Network Survey Tracker: Steel Industry III

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GLG surveyed 30 current executives at European steel producers who commented on the current demand, pricing, contracting and regulatory trends. This is the third iteration in this tracker series.

What will you learn from this survey?

  • The survey provides an update on the steel industry, with wave-by-wave comparisons of the data from the first waves.
  • Respondents discussed the operational challenges that are currently being faced within the industry.
  • Furthermore, the research covered topics such as the current demand, pricing, contracting and regulatory trends.

Examples of findings:

  • Looking at the production trend in 2022, 47% of respondents stated that there has been an increase in production compared to 2021.
  • 53% of the respondents mentioned that selling prices within the industry have increased by at least 20% in 2022 compared to 2021.
  • The survey examined the future of crude steel, with 40% of respondents stating that they have active plans to install electric furnace steelmaking.


The GLG Surveys team drafted the questionnaire with the support of GLG Network Member, James King, Independent Consultant and Economic Advisor to industrial metals and raw materials industries.

The standard deliverable includes: 

  • 1 x Individual responses (“raw data”) in Excel.
  • 1 x PPT report with aggregated data.
  • Executive summary with key takeaways and highlights from the raw data.


  • Which of the following best describes the fixed and variable costs of an average product from companies within your industry?
  • What is the average percentage change for sales quantities in 2022 compared to 2021 for companies within the Steel Industry?
  • Which of the following customer types had the greatest positive recovery in 2022?
  • How would you describe the production trend in 2022 compared to 2021?
  • Which of the following do you consider the major contributing factors which limit production?
  • Over the next 12 months how do you expect the prices of key items in the costs of production to change?

This survey is available to subscribers of the Energy and Industrials (EI) sector. This offer includes the raw data file and a high-level presentation through PowerPoint. Please contact your GLG representative for details on your firm’s access.

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    • Questionnaire was drafted by Graham Weale, Professor for Energy Economics at the Centre for Environment, Resources and Energy, Ruhr University Bochum.



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