Economy How the automobile slowdown impacts the Indian steel industry Updated : July 11, 2019 01:46 PM IST According to the World Steel Association, a typical car comprises around 900 kg of steel, 34 percent of which is used in the body structure and 23 percent in the engine block and gear mechanism. On most estimates, more than 10 percent of UK steel is consumed by local car makers. In the US and Germany, the proportion is far higher at around 25 percent. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.