ISSB: our history
More than 40 years of experience in steel statistics
ISSB is a central part of the steel industry as a leading supplier of global trade data since 1979. We provide high quality data and expert insight into the global metals markets.

The origins of ISSB's data collection: a long history of collaboration with the steel sector
We have lived and breathed statistics on the metals industry since 1979.  Prior to the 1988 privatisation, the ISSB team was a core part of the British Steel Corporation's statistics department. We are now known as ISSB (International Steel Statistics Bureau), and the statistics department has transformed into an independent body that serves the metals, steel, financial and business sectors today.