Where we are today
The Malaysian iron and steel industries sector cover the primary steel products
like direct reduced iron, hot briquetted iron, blooms/slabs and steel billets
and a very wide range of down stream flat and long products like hot rolled
coils, cold rolled coils, coated steel coils, roofing sheets, steel pipes and
sections, steel billets, steel bars, wire rods, wire mesh, hard drawn wires,
galvanised wires, steel wire ropes, steel wire products, stainless steel
pipes/pipes fittings and stainless steel wire and fasteners. There are currently
230 companies producing these products with an annual output of RM32.2 billion
and total employment of 61,683 workers.
The iron and steel industries provide an important linkage for the supply of
basic raw materials and components to other sectors of the Malaysian
economy, especially the construction industry, electrical/electronic
industry, automotive industry, furniture industry, machinery industry and
engineering fabrication industry.