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Worldsteel: Crude Steel Production Rises 5.2% Year-on-Year

9/23/2013 - World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 130 million tonnes in August 2013, an increase of 5.2% compared to August 2012.
China’s crude steel production for August 2013 was 66.3 million tonnes, up by 12.8% compared to August 2012. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9.1million tonnes of crude steel in August 2013, a decrease of -0.6% over August 2012. South Korea’s crude steel production was 4.9 million tonnes in August 2013, down by -13.1% on August 2012.
 
In the EU, Germany produced 3.2 million tonnes of crude steel in August 2013, a decrease of -6.3% compared to August 2012. France’s crude steel production was 1.2 million tonnes, up by 21.7% on August 2012. Italy produced 1.1 million tonnes of crude steel, -7.5% less compared to August 2012. Spain’s production was 1.0 million tonnes, an increase of 10.3% on 2012 August.
 
Turkey’s crude steel production for August 2013 was 2.6 million tonnes, down by -15.4% on August 2012.
 
In August 2013, Russia produced 5.8 million tonnes of crude steel, a decrease of -1.9% compared to the same month last year. Ukraine’s crude steel production for August 2013 was 2.8 million tonnes, 4.1% higher than August 2012.
 
The U.S. produced 7.4 million tonnes of crude steel in August 2013, down by -2.9% compared to August 2012.
 
The crude steel capacity utilization ratio for the 64 countries in August 2013 was 75.4% and it is 1.0 percentage point higher compared to August 2012. It is 1.4 percentage points lower than July 2013.