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Represented by EUROFER, the European steel industry is a world leader in its sector, producing on average 170 million tonnes of steel per year with direct employment of 350 thousand highly skilled people. More than 500 steel production and processing sites in 24 EU member states provide direct and indirect employment for millions of European citizens.

The European steel industry is the backbone of Europe’s prosperity and an indispensable part of numerous European supply chains, developing and manufacturing in Europe thousands of different, innovative steel solutions. The European steel industry provides the foundation for innovation, durability, CO2 reductions and energy savings in applications as varied and vital as automotive, construction, machinery, household goods, medical devices and windmills.

Steel is 100% recyclable – it can be recycled over and over again without loss of properties. All the steel in collected end-of-life products is recycled, irrespective of the percentage of steel in the products. Steel therefore contributes significantly to the long-term conservation of fundamental resources for future generations. About 45% of total EU steel production is recycled steel scrap.

For more information, please visit www.eurofer.eu

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