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November 2012 Crude Steel Production

November 2012 Crude Steel Production

World crude steel production for the 62 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 122 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2012, an increase of 5.1% compared to November 2011.

China’s crude steel production for November 2012 was 57.5 Mt, up by 13.7% compared to November 2011. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 8.5 Mt of crude steel in November 2012, a decrease of -2.3% compared to the same month last year. South Korea’s crude steel production was 5.6 Mt in November 2012, -2.7% lower than November 2011.

In the EU, Germany produced 3.4 Mt of crude steel in November 2012, a slight decrease of -0.2% on November 2011. Italy’s crude steel production was 2.2 Mt, down by -12.9% compared to November 2011. France’s crude steel production was 1.3 Mt, a decrease of -5.4% on November 2011. Spain produced 1.0 Mt of crude steel, -14.2% lower than November 2011.

Turkey’s crude steel production for November 2012 was 3.0 Mt, an increase of 4.6% compared to November 2011.

In November 2012, Russia produced 5.5 Mt of crude steel, a decrease of -0.7% compared to the same month last year. Ukraine’s crude steel production for November 2012 was 2.7 Mt, -7.9% less than November 2011.

The US produced 6.7 Mt of crude steel in November 2012, down by -4.8% on November 2011.

Brazil’s crude steel production for November 2012 was 2.8 Mt, an increase of 2.4% compared to November 2011.

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 62 countries in November 2012 declined to 76.1% from 76.5% in October 2012. Compared to November 2011, it is 1.6 percentage points higher.

By worldsteel.org

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