Worldsteel: July 2015 crude steel production decreased 3.8 percent y-t-y

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Brussels – World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 133 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2015, a -3.8 percent decrease compared to July 2014. In the EU, Germany produced 3.6 Mt of crude steel in July 2015, an increase of 4.7 percent compared to July 2014.

China’s crude steel production for July 2015 was 65.8 Mt, down by -4.6 percent compared to July 2014. Japan produced 8.8 Mt of crude steel in July 2015, a decrease of -4.9 percent compared to July 2014. India’s production was 7.7 Mt, up by 1.2 percent on July 2014.

Turkey’s crude steel production for July 2015 was 2.5 Mt, down by -10.4 percent on July 2014. In the Middle East, Iran produced 1.3 Mt of crude steel in July 2015, down by -1.3 percent compared to the same month last year.

In July 2015, Russia produced 6.0 Mt of crude steel, down by -2.8 percent over July 2014. Ukraine produced 1.9 Mt of crude steel, a decrease of -24.1 percent compared to the same month in 2014.

The US produced 7.0 Mt of crude steel in July 2015, down by -9.1 percent compared to July 2014.

Brazil’s crude steel production for July 2015 was 2.9 Mt, a decrease of -3.1 percent on July 2014.

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 65 countries in July 2015 was 68.4 percent. This is -4.2 percentage points lower than July 2014. Compared to June 2015, it is -3.8 percentage points lower.

Source: World Steel Association (worldsteel)