Investments in the iron and steel production plants are carried out for many different reasons. Such capital expenditure includes measures to expand production or enhance productivity; to introduce new technology for new and improved products; to improve the external or internal environment e.g. workplace health and safety; to maximise energy efficiency and to increase the use of residual products or to reduce emissions.
During 2020 the Swedish steel industry made investments totalling SEK 2.9 billion (2,7 billion in 2015-year prices). Of this amount, capital expenditure on machinery amounted to SEK 2.6 billion and on buildings and fittings to SEK 0.2 billion.
Investments in the Swedish steel industry