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This study contains an assessment of the cumulative costs of EU legislation on the European steel industry, as well as an evaluation of how these costs affect the competitiveness of this industry from an international standpoint. Cumulative costs are compared to production costs and current margins of the European steel industry, as well as to the production costs of international steel competitors. The study is commissioned by The European Commission's Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry and prepared by the Center for European Policy Studies.
This study aims to provide a clear and up-to-date understanding of the competitiveness of the EU steel sector which will then allow the EC to knowledgably engage with the sector in the development of policy. The study describes and analyses the competitive position of the steel industry in Europe (EU27), defined as the manufacturing of crude steel, steel tubes and steel castings. The study is carried out by Danish Technological Institute and ECORYS SCS, on behalf of Europen Commission Directorate General Enterprise and Industry.