In recent years, industrial investments in various sectors have been improved in Osmaniye thanks to the expansion of the industry in the surrounding cities and the government incentives for Osmaniye. The iron and steel sector has gained a significant share of these investments and soon became the flagship of Osmaniye's industrial development.
In Osmaniye, 53 of 389 companies registered in the industrial registry, ie 13.62%, are active in the main metal industry (Osmaniye Industry and Technology Provincial Directorate Briefing, 2019)
Iron and steel sector occupies an important place in the economic structure of Osmaniye, according to the industry committee Turkish Steel Producers Association data, 9 of 34 plants are located in Osmaniye-İskenderun region. In 2005, only 4 companies was in operation approximately with a 4.2 million tons of liquid steel capacity. Today, with the latest investments, the total steel production at the plants in İskenderun-Osmaniye region reached to a level nearly 30% of Turkey's steel production capacity. Osmaniye and Iskenderun region is one of the iron and steel cluster centers in Turkey and according to the Istanbul Chamber of Industry, in 2019 7 out of 9 companies producing crude steel at the region, is among Turkey's top 500 industrial corporations. Therefore, the iron and steel sector has taken its place among the leading sectors in Osmaniye in terms of the rising tendency in the region and national economy.