Global Energy Monitor

The Global Blast Furnace Tracker (GBFT) is a worldwide dataset of blast furnace units. It tracks each of the furnaces at iron and steel plants in GEM’s Global Steel Plant Tracker (GSPT), which includes plants with a crude iron or steel capacity of 500 thousand tonnes per annum (ttpa) or more, as well as those that have been proposed or under construction since 2017 and retired or mothballed since 2020. Data from the GBFT dataset can be found on the steel plant wiki pages at The map, data, and wiki pages are updated annually.

The most recent release of this data was in April 2024.

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countries included
blast furnaces tracked
furnace relinings tracked
tonnes annual pig iron capacity

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SSAB Raahe steel plant, Finland
Map Data: Google, CNES / Airbus