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In the EU, Germany produced 3.7 mn tons of crude steel in April 2013, down by -0.9% on April 2012. Italy’s crude steel production was 2.1 mn tons, a decrease of -11.6% compared to April 2012. Spain produced 1.4 ..

21 May 2013

BRUSSELS (Commodity Online): World crude steel production of the 63 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) rose to 132 mn tons in April 2013, an increase of 1.2% compared to April 2012.

China’s crude steel production for April 2013 was 65.7 mn tons, up by 6.8% compared to April 2012. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9.2 mn tons of crude steel in April 2013, up by 1.0% over April 2012.

South Korea’s crude steel production was 5.5 mn tons in April 2013, down by -6.3% compared to the same month last year.

In the EU, Germany produced 3.7 mn tons of crude steel in April 2013, down by -0.9% on April 2012. Italy’s crude steel production was 2.1 mn tons, a decrease of -11.6% compared to April 2012. Spain produced 1.4 mn tons of crude steel, an increase of 10.3% compared to April 2012. France’s crude steel production was 1.2 mn tons, down by -12.3% on April 2012.

Turkey’s crude steel production for April 2013 was 2.9 mn tons, a decrease of -0.7% compared to April 2012.

The US produced 7.3 mn tons of crude steel in April 2013, down by -7.3% on April 2012. In April 2013, Russia produced 5.6 mn tons of crude steel, a decrease of -4.3% compared to the same month last year. Ukraine’s crude steel production for April 2013 was 2.7 mn tons, -8.4% less than April 2012.

Brazil produced 3.0 mn tons of crude steel production in April 2013, a decrease of -1.6% compared to the same month last year.

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 63 countries in April 2013 rose to 80.0% from 79.1% in March 2013. Compared to April 2012, it is -2.0 percentage points lower.


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