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China’s crude steel production for May 2013 was 67.0 Mt, up by 7.3% compared to May 2012. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9.6 Mt of crude steel in May 2013, an increase of 4.3% compared to the same month last ..

20 Jun 2013

BRUSSELS (Commodity Online): World crude steel production for the 63 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 136 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2013, an increase of 2.6% compared to May 2012.

China’s crude steel production for May 2013 was 67.0 Mt, up by 7.3% compared to May 2012. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9.6 Mt of crude steel in May 2013, an increase of 4.3% compared to the same month last year. South Korea’s crude steel production was 5.5 Mt in May 2013, down by -7.1% on May 2012.

In the EU, Germany produced 3.7 Mt of crude steel in May 2013, a decrease of -1.5% compared to May 2012. Italy’s crude steel production was 2.3 Mt, down by -11.1% on May 2012. France’s crude steel production was 1.4 Mt, -3.5% less than May 2012. Spain produced 1.4 Mt of crude steel, an increase of 4.3% compared to May 2012.
Turkey’s crude steel production for May 2013 was 3.0 Mt, a decrease of -2.0% compared to May 2012.

In May 2013, Russia produced 6.1 Mt of crude steel, a slight increase of 0.2% compared to the same month last year. Ukraine’s crude steel production for May 2013 was 2.8 Mt, -6.5% less than May 2012.

The US produced 7.5 Mt of crude steel in May 2013, down by -4.9% on May 2012.In May 2013, Brazil produced 3.0 Mt of crude steel production, up by 5.5% compared to May 2012.The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 63 countries in May 2013 remained nearly unchanged at 79.6% compared to 80.0% in April 2013. Compared to May 2012, it is -0.9 percentage points lower.


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