Italy`s crude steel production decreased by 13.9% in November 2014 compared to 2013

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Brussels — World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 131 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2014, a 0.1 percent increase compared to November 2013. In the EU, Germany produced 3.6 Mt of crude steel in November 2014, a decrease of -1.9 percent compared to November 2013. Italy produced 1.9 Mt of crude steel, down by -13.9 percent on November 2013. France`s crude steel production was 1.4 Mt, an increase of 5.8 percent compared to November 2013. Spain produced 1.2 Mt of crude steel, down by -1.9 percent compared to November 2013.

Turkey`s crude steel production for November 2014 was 2.8 Mt, down by -8.6 percent on November 2013.

China`s crude steel production for November 2014 was 63.3 Mt, a slight decrease of -0.2 percent compared to November 2013. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9.2 Mt of crude steel in November 2014, a decrease of -1.1 percent compared to November 2013. South Korea produced 5.9 Mt of crude steel in November 2014, up by 5.5 percent on November 2013.

In November 2014, Russia produced 5.8 Mt of crude steel, up by 5.8 percent over November 2013. Ukraine produced 1.8 Mt of crude steel, a decrease of -28.6 percent compared to the same month 2013.

The US produced 7.2 Mt of crude steel in November 2014, an increase of 1.5 percent compared to November 2013. Brazil`s crude steel production for November 2014 was 2.8 Mt, up by 2.4 percent on November 2013.

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 65 countries in November 2014 was 73.5 percent. It is -2.5 percentage points lower than November 2013. Compared to October 2014, it is -1.2 percentage points lower.

Source: worldsteel