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World Crude Steel Production Up 6.6% in October 2013

11/20/2013 - World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 134 million tonnes in October 2013, an increase of 6.6% compared to October 2012.
China’s crude steel production for October 2013 was 65.1 million tonnes, up by 9.2% compared to October 2012. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9.5 million tonnes of crude steel in October 2013, an increase of 7.7% over October 2012. South Korea’s crude steel production was 5.9 million tonnes in October 2013, up by 5.2% on October 2012.

In the EU, Germany produced 3.8 million tonnes of crude steel in October 2013, an increase of 1.9% compared to October 2012. Italy produced 2.2 million tonnes of crude steel, -10.1% less compared to October 2012. Spain’s crude steel production was 1.4 million tonnes, an increase of 23.9% on October 2012. France’s production was 1.3 million tonnes, down by -1.8% on October 2012.
 
Turkey’s crude steel production for October 2013 was 3.1 million tonnes, up by 6.9% on October 2012.
 
In October 2013, Russia produced 5.7 million tonnes of crude steel, a decrease of -1.5% compared to the same month 2012. Ukraine’s production was 2.6 million tonnes in October 2013, an increase of 1.2% on October 2012.
 
The U.S. produced 7.4 million tonnes of crude steel in October 2013, up by 8.7% compared to October 2012.
 
The crude steel capacity utilization ratio for the 65 countries in October 2013 was 77.5% and it is 2.5 percentage points higher compared to October 2012. It is -1.8 percentage points lower than September 2013.