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World crude steel production for the 65 reporting countries was 1,186 Mt in the first nine months of 2013, an increase of 2.7% compared to the same months of 2012. Asia produced 795.1 Mt of crude steel in the first th..

21 Oct 2013

BRUSSELS (Commodity Online): World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 133 million tonnes (Mt) in September 2013, an increase of 6.1% compared to September 2012.

World crude steel production for the 65 reporting countries was 1,186 Mt in the first nine months of 2013, an increase of 2.7% compared to the same months of 2012. Asia produced 795.1 Mt of crude steel in the first three quarters of 2013, an increase of 5.9% compared to the same period of 2012.

The EU produced 123.8 Mt of crude steel in the first nine months of 2013, down by -4.2% on the same months of 2012. North America’s crude steel production in the first three quarters of 2013 was 88.9 Mt, a decrease of -4.1% compared to the same period of 2012. The C.I.S produced 81.5 Mt of crude steel in the first nine months of 2013, down by -3.4% on the same months of 2012. South America produced 34.8 Mt of crude steel production in the first three quarters of 2013, down by -1.2% compared to the same period of 2012.

China’s crude steel production for September 2013 was 65.4 Mt, up by 11.0% compared to September 2012. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9.3Mt of crude steel in September 2013, an increase of 5.5% over September 2012. South Korea’s crude steel production was 5.2 Mt in September 2013, down by -8.7% on September 2012.

In the EU, Germany produced 3.6 Mt of crude steel in September 2013, an increase of 1.4% compared to September 2012. Italy produced 2.1 Mt of crude steel, -10.4% less compared to September 2012. France’s crude steel production was 1.4 Mt, up by 7.4% on September 2012. Spain’s production was 1.3 Mt, an increase of 5.9% on 2012 September.

Turkey’s crude steel production for September 2013 was 3.0 Mt, down by -1.2% on September 2012.

The US produced 7.2 Mt of crude steel in September 2013, up by 6.3% compared to September 2012.

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 65 countries in September 2013 was 79.3% and it is 2.1 percentage points higher compared to September 2012. It is 3.4 percentage points higher than August 2013.


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