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Primary Steel Product Imports – November 2020
11 Jan 2021

Imports of primary carbon and alloy steel products (excluding semis, stainless steel and drawn wire) during the twelve months of December 2019 to November 2020 amount to 892 527 tonnes, a decrease of 1,2% compared with 902 992 tonnes of primary carbon and alloy steel products imported during the corresponding twelve-month period.

World Crude Steel Production – November 2020
4 Jan 2021

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 158.3 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2020, a 6.6% increase compared to November 2019. Due to the ongoing difficulties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, many of this month’s figures are estimates that may be revised with next month’s production […]

Steel Sector Business Confidence Index – Q4 2020
30 Nov 2020

The Steel Sector Business Confidence Index survey conducted by SAISI among steel fabricators declined to 17 index points during the 4th quarter of 2020 compared with 19 index points during the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Be Aware of Radioactive Sources
15 Sep 2020

The latest radioactive source detected at a plant of one of the SAISI members occurred during an incident on 2 September 2020. The particular source was removed by Necsa on 15 September 2020 for safe storage. During 2019, steel plants reported the detection of 4 radioactive sources to the HAZCOM Committee secretariat.

Radiation Sources Poster – HAZCOM
1 Aug 2020

Be aware of orphaned radioactive sources as they pose an extreme danger to plant and person and would be very difficult to detect without a radiation monitor. For more details visit:

SAISI – World Environment Day Poster
28 Jul 2020

Please follow the “Read more” link to view a larger image of the SAISI World Environment Day poster or in order to download a pdf version.