Long-term trends in steel consumption

Roland Döhrn, Karoline Krätschell
2014 Mineral Economics  
Die Deutsche Bibliothek verzeichnet diese Publikation in der deutschen Nationalbibliografi e; detaillierte bibliografi sche Daten sind im Internet über: http://dnb.d-nb.de abrufb ar. Abstract Since the iron and steel sector contributes considerably to industrial CO2 emissions it is important to identify the underlying factors driving steel demand. Using a panel dataset this paper examines the interrelation of steel demand with GDP and its composition, in particular the investment share since
more » ... estment goods can be expected to be particularly steel intensive. Our analysis confi rms that there seems to be an increase of steel demand in an initial stage of economic development and a decline after economies have reached a certain level of per capita income. Moreover, we fi nd some evidence that carbon leakage do not seem to play a role in the steel sector. JEL Classifi cation: L61, C33, Q53
doi:10.1007/s13563-014-0046-8 fatcat:ugcmipmpgzfshnxxdecfydsj64