Large industry began to leave Europe


The coordinated actions of the United States and Great Britain to involve the European Union in anti-Russian sanctions activities have already begun to give negative results for the Europeans. Opponents of the Russian Federation have done everything possible to ensure that the EU countries abandon cheap Russian energy sources and switch to expensive American LNG.


This was a huge blow to the large and energy-intensive industry in the EU, which has now begun to leave Europe. If these trends continue, the EU risks losing its industry, as the difference in energy prices between the US and European markets leaves no choice for industrialists who want to stay in business and competitive.

For example, the European steel association Eurofer issued a statement criticizing the measures proposed by the European Commission on 14 September to combat the energy crisis. According to Eurofer experts, temporary shutdowns of European metallurgical enterprises may become permanent. Thus, the world's largest metallurgical company ArcelorMittal decided to stop two of its three plants in Germany (ArcelorMittal Bremen - 3,2 million tons and ArcelorMittal Hamburg - 1 million tons), while simultaneously increasing production in the USA (in Texas) and other countries of the Western Hemisphere planet, optimizing activities.

A few days ago in the city of Hamilton (Ontario, Canada) a ceremony was held to launch the project for the restructuring of the ArcelorMittal Dofasco metallurgical plant, which will turn into an electric steel plant using reduced iron as a raw material. The cost of the project will be C$1,8 billion ($1,315 billion), of which half will be covered by the government of Canada and the administration of the province of Ontario. ArcelorMittal is also investing $15 million in a new electric tube welding mill at Escobedo's plant in the state of Nuevo Leon in northeastern Mexico, close to the US border. This mill will be the fifth in the company, which specializes in the manufacture of industrial pipes for the automotive industry. In particular, the company plans to increase supplies to manufacturers of components for Volkswagen, General Motors and Ford.

In addition, ArcelorMittal has ordered a rolling mill and a walking hearth reheating furnace for the Barra Mansa Works plant in Brazil from Italian steel equipment manufacturer Danieli. The production capacity of the mill will be 400 thousand tons per year. It is planned to produce a wide range of shaped and long products of medium size with a length of 4,3 to 15 m. In particular, the list of expected types of products will include circles, squares, strips, angles, channel bars, beams and other related products.

At the same time, the management of the Spanish division of ArcelorMittal entered into negotiations with trade unions on the possibility of temporary dismissal of about 8,3 thousand employees until the end of 2023. The company, which owns eight smelters and a number of other assets in Spain, said it could shut down all of them, with the exception of the Condesa pipe plant. According to her estimates, the demand for steel products in Europe has fallen, and producers have to withstand competition from cheaper imports. Since September 29, ArcelorMittal has started the process of shutting down Blast Furnace A at the ArcelorMittal Asturias (Gijon) steel plant in Spain. The intention to temporarily decommission these facilities was announced in early September. ArcelorMittal Asturias has two blast furnaces with a combined capacity of around 4,5 million tons per year. Stopping one of them will lead to a reduction in steel production.

It should be noted that this material describes only the processes taking place with one of the companies, but there are also other metallurgists, fertilizer manufacturers, energy and representatives of other industries who have engaged in similar optimization. The crisis has affected all businessmen working in Europe, and if prices for energy raw materials do not fall, then in the long term the EU may lose a significant part of its industrial potential, specialists and of technologies, which will lead to the loss of economic and political influence, as well as positions in the international market.
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  1. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
    Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 27 October 2022 13: 31
    +1
    everything is logical! this was to be expected, Europe is being drained, all these people will now be unemployed, it is their own fault, why are the Russophobic rulers not overthrown? received gas from Gazprom along the northern stream and lived happily ever after ...
    1. Corsair Offline Corsair
      Corsair (DNR) 27 October 2022 14: 08
      +7
      Large industry began to leave Europe

      " Nema at the chieftain of the gold reserve (gas/energy, independence), the boys are running. And I will run away "...

      You can't argue against the classics No. ...
    2. Human_79 Offline Human_79
      Human_79 (Andrei) 27 October 2022 15: 05
      0
      And Canada and the US will get jobs. Everything is as usual.
      Europeans will start to beg. The standard of living and education will fall lower and lower.
      And who will be to blame for all this? Of course the Russians!
      1. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
        Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 27 October 2022 21: 19
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        I don’t think that Canada and the USA will get many jobs, jobs will appear in China, Southeast Asia, South America, and if taxes are lowered, then in the Russian Federation
      2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
        Bulanov (Vladimir) 28 October 2022 11: 42
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        And Canada and the US will get jobs

        As soon as all EU enterprises move to the USA, the Yellowstone volcano will start working there and Western European civilization will be finished.
  2. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 27 October 2022 14: 17
    -4
    Just yesterday the news:

    Mercedes-Benz is going to leave the Russian market

    - this is Large-scale industry has long begun to leave Europe
    1. Corsair Offline Corsair
      Corsair (DNR) 27 October 2022 17: 59
      +7
      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      Mercedes-Benz is going to leave the Russian market

      And for how long? Oh I don't think...
      They are well aware that the Chinese will quickly and firmly occupy the vacant niche, and then it will be too late to wave their fists ...

      No stop . The owner, of course, is a gentleman - they want to freeze their ears for the sake of amers, please - there are no barriers to fool ...
    2. Valera75 Offline Valera75
      Valera75 (Valery) 28 October 2022 16: 50
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      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      Just yesterday the news:

      Mercedes-Benz is going to leave the Russian market

      - this is Large-scale industry has long begun to leave Europe

      8 months have passed since the beginning of CBO, and some brands are already creeping back, as in the case of Czech beer. Europe knows that the cheapest gas can only be in Russia, and if ours do everything correctly, many companies will be lured to us, plus those who left by selling shares will return for a ruble with the possibility of repurchase. Something tells me that after the winter, where a thread from Europe in the summer will be asked to us. These are purely my assumptions and I do not defend them.
  3. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 27 October 2022 14: 30
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    So do everything to at least someone moved to Russia.
    1. Human_79 Offline Human_79
      Human_79 (Andrei) 27 October 2022 15: 14
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      Do you think all this is started, that their industry has moved to us? No matter how!
      Their politicians and the elite have already begun to "cut their own legs",
      and someone already cut off both legs, hoping for help later.
      European business will not be allowed to live differently. Twisting their hands, strangling economically,
      but they are forced to do what is necessary for "a certain group of people in power."
      1. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 27 October 2022 15: 51
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        Yes, everything is clear for what the United States started this. It's just that our authorities need to fuss and create attractive conditions so that enterprises are transferred to us.
        1. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
          Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 27 October 2022 21: 21
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          Quote: Igor Viktorovich Berdin
          our authorities need to hurry up and create attractive conditions

          taxes in the Russian Federation set by the IMF exceed 100 percent, these are prohibitive taxes to destroy our industry, until they are reduced, nothing will develop
          1. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 27 October 2022 22: 09
            +1
            I’m saying that everything needs to be changed and done better than in the USA. What would they come to us. As an example. Tax in the USA is 15. Do at least 14 here. And the price of gas is even a penny lower.
            1. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
              Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 28 October 2022 08: 21
              +1
              I agree, for example, there is no VAT with the United States, this is a colonial tax, but it has not been canceled in our country, there are many questions about property tax .... in general, you need to copy the tax system from those countries that are booming, this is China, there are no taxes on property, and the total amount of taxes is THREE times less than in the Russian Federation,
            2. Corsair Offline Corsair
              Corsair (DNR) 28 October 2022 16: 34
              +4
              Quote: Igor Viktorovich Berdin
              And the gas price is even a penny lower.

              So it was! fellow
              Not rated lol fool They want gas for $3000
        2. Vyacheslav 64 Offline Vyacheslav 64
          Vyacheslav 64 (Vyacheslav) 28 October 2022 00: 20
          0
          What conditions do not create, the sales market is decisive, and what is our sales market?! You can forget about exports to other countries, we will not be allowed anywhere.
          1. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
            Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 28 October 2022 08: 24
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            why do you think so? why do you think we don't sell? if you develop industry and agriculture (or at least do not crush them with extortion of inspecting officials and taxes), then people will become richer and will buy more and the sales market will grow
  4. lord-palladore-11045 (Konstantin Puchkov) 27 October 2022 15: 07
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    Very interesting, this was to be expected. And what is smeared with honey in America? Or is there no energy crisis there? And who turns gas carriers going to Europe, right in the ocean, to America? It's only the beginning.
    1. Human_79 Offline Human_79
      Human_79 (Andrei) 27 October 2022 15: 32
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      It means that they offer some favorable conditions for business
  5. isofat Offline isofat
    isofat (isofat) 27 October 2022 16: 03
    -1
    Experts, you have a question. Europe is small. What will happen if the US destroys it with its atomic weapons?

    PS The industry, of course, is elsewhere. You can't bomb finances...
  6. DeGreen Offline DeGreen
    DeGreen 27 October 2022 16: 43
    0
    Rheinmetall Corporation in November, transfers 2 workshops to America.
  7. DeGreen Offline DeGreen
    DeGreen 27 October 2022 16: 46
    +4
    Until the EU realizes that the United States is their enemy, nothing good can be expected there. A simple example: Estonia refused our gas. The states promised to help. 2 weeks ago, the ship with LNG, having almost reached Estonia, turned around and left for Finland.
    1. Saffron Offline Saffron
      Saffron (Igor) 28 October 2022 11: 32
      0
      The reality of Europe is that people are drugged by the propaganda of "Western values" and the image of Russia as an enemy. Those who understand reality are silent or sit for political reasons. And politicians are working out an order for the destruction of Europe.
  8. In passing Offline In passing
    In passing (Galina Rožkova) 27 October 2022 20: 33
    0
    Russia under sanctions. If somewhere else is not, then hang. So that Europe does not go to Russia with production. They will leave Europe for Brazil, the chemistry of fertilizers has already gone, somewhere else. Steel rolling will leave. The entire world of logistics is changing. I wonder what's left? Light industry and agricultural processing?
    1. Saffron Offline Saffron
      Saffron (Igor) 28 October 2022 11: 37
      0
      There will be production to serve the remaining population, no more. And the belt of Russophobia that was created from the Baltic countries speaks for the plan to separate Europe from Russia
    2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 28 October 2022 11: 46
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      They will leave Europe for Brazil, fertilizer chemistry is already gone

      Russia supplies fertilizers to Brazil.
  9. Saffron Offline Saffron
    Saffron (Igor) 28 October 2022 11: 35
    +2
    When most of the industry leaves, there will be many unemployed, fewer taxes, respectively, migrants will be left without benefits, and here comes the very moment that Vangoy said:

    Europe is dominated by Muslims, chaos is everywhere
  10. Alla_Russia Offline Alla_Russia
    Alla_Russia 30 October 2022 23: 01
    +1
    It seems to me that the USA is a cancerous tumor on the human body. Who can say something good about this country? Am I wrong?