Global Steel Information System
The GSIS is a platform of interactive web-based tools, each with a unique focus on specific aspects of the global steel industry. The GSIS combines the breadth of World Steel Dynamics' unique database of steel industry knowledge with a suite of powerful analytical tools that allow users to breakdown, model and analyze the global steel industry in ways once never thought possible. At the moment, the products available include those listed below.
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Current GSIS Products Available

World Cost Curve for Steel Sheet Producers

Designed to provide the user with the latest operating cost estimates for steel sheet producing plants around the world and the latest projections for the global steel industry. In addition to containing the latest data maintained by WSD, this system allows the user to vary certain key cost parameters in order to perform sensitivity and other analyses. For instructions on navigating and using the system, please view the demonstration video.

World Cost Curve for Plate Producers

Designed to provide the user with the latest operating cost estimates for steel plate producing plants around the world and the latest projections for the global steel industry. In addition to containing the latest data maintained by WSD, this system allows the user to vary certain key cost parameters in order to perform sensitivity and other analyses specific to Plate production.

World Cost Curve for Billet and Wire Rod Producers

Designed to provide the user with the latest operating cost estimates for steel billet and wire rod producing plants around the world. In addition to containing the latest data maintained by WSD, this system allows the user to vary certain key cost parameters in order to perform sensitivity and other analyses. For instructions on navigating and using the system, please view the demonstration video.

Global Metallics Balance

Designed to provide users with an in-depth analysis of both historical and forecast global supply/demand balances for steel products and steelmaker's raw materials. In addition to monthly updates of production and trade data (amounting to over 4,000 data points monthly), the system allows users to perform sensitivity analyses by adjusting as many as 15 key input factors through 2025. The GMB is designed to securely store user forecasts and allows users to export all data to Microsoft Excel. For instructions on navigating and using the system, please view the demonstration video.

Plantfacts Capacity Database

Designed to provide detailed capacity information on a facility-by-facility basis and developed in partnership with Germany's VDEH Steel Institute. The system provides highly specific equipment parameters including capacity, year of start-up and modernization along with various process and final product specifications. The Plantfacts Database covers both upstream equipment (coking coal ovens, sintering and pelletizing plants, blast furnaces and DRI units) and downstream facilities (plate mills, wire rod mills, pickling and oiling lines, cold rolling mills and coating lines). As an add-on to WSD's World Cost Curve products, users may view equipment detail for each of the Cost Curve facilities.