Providing a range of resources for the import, export and domestic sale of steel, stainless steel, aluminium, copper and scrap within Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
Steel has a vital role in Australia's economic growth and prosperity. The industry has an annual turnover of around $40 billion and directly employs more than 125,000 Australians. Approximately 5.7 million tonnes of steel are produced in Australia annually. In excess of 1.5 million tonnes are imported each year.
Since 1969 steel production in Australia has averaged 578,000 tonnes per month. It reached an all-time high of 819,000 tonnes in March of 1998 and a record low of 238,000 tonnes in March of 2009. The amount of steel produced in Australia in December 2020 was 473,000 tonnes. (Source: Trading Economics).
Since 1981, the annual average value of iron and steel imports has been $182 million per month. The all-time high was $713 million in October 2008 and the all-time low was $21 million in December 1983. The value of imports in February 2021 was $235 million. (Source: Trading Economics).