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World Crude Steel Production Up 6.1% in September

10/22/2013 - World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 133 million tonnes in September 2013, an increase of 6.1% compared to September 2012.
World crude steel production for the 65 reporting countries was 1,186 million tonnes in the first nine months of 2013, an increase of 2.7% compared to the same months of 2012. Asia produced 795.1 million tonnes of crude steel in the first three quarters of 2013, an increase of 5.9% compared to the same period of 2012. The EU produced 123.8 million tonnes of crude steel in the first nine months of 2013, down by -4.2% on the same months of 2012. North America’s crude steel production in the first three quarters of 2013 was 88.9 million tonnes, a decrease of -4.1% compared to the same period of 2012. The C.I.S produced 81.5 million tonnes of crude steel in the first nine months of 2013, down by -3.4% on the same months of 2012. South America produced 34.8 million tonnes of crude steel production in the first three quarters of 2013, down by -1.2% compared to the same period of 2012.
 
China’s crude steel production for September 2013 was 65.4 million tonnes, up by 11.0% compared to September 2012. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9.3million tonnes of crude steel in September 2013, an increase of 5.5% over September 2012. South Korea’s crude steel production was 5.2 million tonnes in September 2013, down by -8.7% on September 2012.
 
In the EU, Germany produced 3.6 million tonnes of crude steel in September 2013, an increase of 1.4% compared to September 2012. Italy produced 2.1 million tonnes of crude steel, -10.4% less compared to September 2012. France’s crude steel production was 1.4 million tonnes, up by 7.4% on September 2012. Spain’s production was 1.3 million tonnes, an increase of 5.9% on 2012 September.
 
Turkey’s crude steel production for September 2013 was 3.0 million tonnes, down by -1.2% on September 2012.
 
The U.S. produced 7.2 million tonnes of crude steel in September 2013, up by 6.3% compared to September 2012.
 
The crude steel capacity utilization ratio for the 65 countries in September 2013 was 79.3% and it is 2.1 percentage points higher compared to September 2012. It is 3.4 percentage points higher than August 2013.