Prague, March 15, 2022 - The Steel Union has published data on steel production and trade in the Czech Republic in 2021. Last year, domestic production was able to compensate losses from the previous year due to a huge increase in demand in the first half of the year. The production of crude steel in the Czech Republic last year reached 4.7 million tons, which represents a year-on-year increase of 9 %. Although China reduced its production of crude steel by 3 % (yoy), global production reached an all-time high: 1,912 million tons. more
Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of welded tubes, pipes and hollow profiles of square or rectangular cross-section, of iron other than cast iron or steel other than stainless, originating in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Russia and Turkey has been given by the European Commission on 28th September more
The rising price of emission allowances further increases the costs of industrial enterprises and thus makes them less competitive against non-EU countries, where producers do not often pay anything for emissions. At the same time, the EU produces less than ten percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions. more
REDUCING AIR POLLUTION
Czech steelmakers have invested billions of crowns into technologies to reduce emissions, helping to significantly improve air quality in Moravia-Silesia. While industry is still a significant source of emissions, its share in particulate matter emissions in the region has fallen from 58 to 32 percent between 2003 and 2013. Other emission sources, including households using solid fuels, have increased their share to 26 procent while transport accounts for 38 percent of the total.