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February 2013 Crude Steel Production 20.03.2013

February 2013 Crude Steel Production

Brussels, 20 March 2013 - World crude steel production for the 63 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 123 million tonnes (Mt) in February 2013, an increase of 1.2% compared to February 2012.

China’s crude steel production for February 2013 was 61.8 Mt, up by 9.8% compared to February 2012. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 8.3 Mt of crude steel in February 2013, down by -3.4% compared to the same month last year. South Korea’s crude steel production was 5.0 Mt in February 2013, a decrease of -8.5% over February 2012.



In the EU, Germany produced 3.4 Mt of crude steel in February 2013, a decrease of -3.7% on February 2012. Italy’s crude steel production was 2.1 Mt, down by -15.0% compared to February 2012. France’s crude steel production was 1.3 Mt, a decrease of -0.8% on February 2012. Spain produced 1.2 Mt of crude steel, -1.7% lower than February 2012.

Turkey’s crude steel production for February 2013 was 2.7 Mt, a decrease of -3.9% compared to February 2012.

The US produced 6.7 Mt of crude steel in February 2013, down by -11.8% on February 2012.

In February 2013, Brazil produced 2.6 Mt of crude steel production, a decrease of -6.2% compared to the same month last year.

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 63 countries in February 2013 rose to 80.5% from 76.7% in January 2013. Compared to February 2012, it is 0.8 percentage point lower.



By worldsteel.org

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