German crude steel production showed an increase of 4.2% in February y-t-y

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Source: worldsteel

Brussels — World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 125 million tonnes (Mt) in February 2014, an increase of 0.6 percent compared to February 2013. In the EU, Germany produced 3.6 Mt of crude steel in February 2014, an increase of 4.2 percent compared to February 2013. Italy produced 2.2 Mt of crude steel, up by 3.6 percent compared to February 2013. France`s crude steel production was 1.2 Mt, a decrease of -3.9 percent on February 2013. Spain produced 1.2 Mt of crude steel, up by 10.2 percent compared to February 2013.

China`s crude steel production for February 2014 was estimated at 62.1 Mt. The total production for January and February 2014 was 130.8 Mt with the estimate for January 2014 being revised upwards to 68.7 Mt. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 8.4 Mt of crude steel in February 2014, an increase of 1.4 percent over February 2013. South Korea`s crude steel production was 5.3 Mt in February 2014, up by 6.2 percent on February 2013.

Turkey`s crude steel production for February 2014 was 2.7 Mt, up by 0.7 percent on February 2013. In February 2014, Russia produced 5.3 Mt of crude steel, a decrease of -3.1 percent compared to the same month 2013. Ukraine`s production was 2.3 Mt in February 2014, down by -10.7 percent on February 2013.

The US produced 6.7 Mt of crude steel in February 2014, down by -1.7 percent on February 2013. Brazil`s crude steel production for February 2014 was 2.6 Mt, an increase of 1.2 percent compared to February 2013.

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 65 countries in February 2014 was 77.6 percent and it is 2.0 percentage points lower than February 2013. Compared to January 2014, it is 0.7 percentage points higher.

Sorce: World Steel Association (worldsteel)