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 2018 the Swedish steel industry made investments totalling SEK 2.1 billion (in 2015-year prices). Of this amount, capital expenditure on machinery amounted to SEK 1.86 billion and on buildings and fittings to SEK 0.29 billion.
Investments in the Swedish steel industry