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China’s crude steel production for March 2013 was 66.3 Mt, up by 6.6% compared to March 2012. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9.4 Mt of crude steel in March 2013, up by 1.3% compared to the same month last yea..

22 Apr 2013

BRUSSELS (Commodity Online): World crude steel production for the 63 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 135 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2013, an increase of 1.0% compared to March 2012.

In the first three months of 2013, Asia produced 259.8 Mt of crude steel, an increase of 6.4% over the first quarter of 2012. The EU produced 41.5 Mt of crude steel in the first quarter of 2013, down by -5.4% compared to the same quarter of 2012. North America’s crude steel production in the first three months of 2013 was 29.7 Mt, a decrease of -5.7% compared to the first quarter of 2012.

China’s crude steel production for March 2013 was 66.3 Mt, up by 6.6% compared to March 2012. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9.4 Mt of crude steel in March 2013, up by 1.3% compared to the same month last year. In March 2013, South Korea’s crude steel production was 5.7 Mt, down by -7.0% over March 2012.

In the EU, Germany produced 3.8 Mt of crude steel in March 2013, a decrease of -2.2% on March 2012. Italy’s crude steel production was 2.2 Mt, down by -18.4% compared to March 2012. Spain produced 1.3 Mt of crude steel, -2.3% lower than March 2012. France’s crude steel production was 1.3 Mt, a decrease of -9.6% on March 2012.

Turkey’s crude steel production for March 2013 was 3.0 Mt, down by -4.6% compared to March 2012. The US produced 7.3 Mt of crude steel in March 2013, down by -8.4% on March 2012.

In March 2013, Russia produced 6.0 Mt of crude steel, a decrease of -2.8% compared to the same month last year. Ukraine’s crude steel production for March 2013 was 2.9 Mt, -2.9% less than March 2012. Brazil produced 2.9 Mt of crude steel production in March 2013, a decrease of -7.6% compared to the same month last year.

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 63 countries in March 2013 slid to 79.4% from 80.5% in February 2013. Compared to March 2012, it is -2.1 percentage points lower.


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