The publication presents changes in the size of steel production in the Polish steel industry for the period 1990-2014. Poland started to transform the economic system in 1990 (the beginnings of a market economy). The notion of transformation was used as the change of organisation form of business activities of enterprises in given branches of industry which allows for development of a given system, its improvement and higher level of adaptability in the surrounding. Since 1990, the privatization of state enterprises and industrial restructuring has become a permanent part of the Polish economy. Changes in the Polish steel industry is an excerpt of the global change program in heavy industry. Global processes of change in the steel industry (to build strong capital groups, modernization of production technology, improve production efficiency, environmental protection requirements, etc.) influence the image of the Polish steel industry. The structure of the steel market in Poland form a strong capital groups: ArcelorMittal, CMC − Commercial Metals Company, ISD − Industrial Union of Donbass, Celsa. Steel production is adjusted to the existing global demand. The publication concentrates on crude steel production in Polish steel industry. On the base of statistic data prognoses of crude steel production until 2020 is realized.Keywords: Crude steel production, Polish steel industry, transformation in economy
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