April 2014 crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to worldsteel

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Source: worldsteel

Brussels — World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 137 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2014, an increase of 1.7% compared to April 2013.

China’s crude steel production for April 2014 was 68.8 Mt, up by 2.1% compared to April 2013. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 8.9 Mt of crude steel in April 2014, a decrease of -2.5% over April 2013. South Korea’s crude steel production was 6.1 Mt in April 2014, up by 10.8% on April 2013.

In the EU, Germany produced 3.7 Mt of crude steel in April 2014, an increase of 3.9% compared to April 2013. Italy produced 2.0 Mt of crude steel, down by -4.0% compared to April 2013. France’s crude steel production was 1.4 Mt, an increase of 16.0% on April 2013. Spain produced 1.2 Mt of crude steel, down by -3.1% compared to April 2013.

Turkey’s crude steel production for April 2014 was 2.6 Mt, down by -9.1% on April 2013.

In April 2014, Russia produced 5.8 Mt of crude steel, an increase of 0.7% compared to the same month 2013. Ukraine’s production was 2.6 Mt in April 2014, down by -4.5% on April 2013.

The US produced 7.0 Mt of crude steel in April 2014, a decrease of -1.6% compared to April 2013.

Brazil’s crude steel production for April 2014 was 2.8 Mt, down by -5.1% on April 2013.

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 65 countries in April 2014 was 78.7% and it is 1.2 percentage points lower than April 2013. Compared to March 2014, it is 0.3 percentage points lower.

Source: World Steel Association (worldsteel)