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July 2013 Crude Steel Production 20.08.2013

July 2013 Crude Steel Production

Brussels, 20 August 2013 - World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 132 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2013, an increase of 2.7% compared to July 2012.

China’s crude steel production for July 2013 was 65.5 Mt, up by 6.2% compared to July 2012. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9.3Mt of crude steel in July 2013, an increase of 0.5% over July 2012. South Korea’s crude steel production was 5.6 Mt in July 2013, down by -5.8% on July 2012.


In the EU, Germany produced 3.4 Mt of crude steel in July 2013, a decrease of -5.4% compared to July 2012. France’s crude steel production was 1.3 Mt, down by -9.0% on July 2012. Spain produced 1.0 Mt of crude steel, -3.4% less compared to July 2012.

Turkey’s crude steel production for July 2013 was 2.8 Mt, down by -10.1% on July 2012.

In July 2013, Russia produced 5.7 Mt of crude steel, a decrease of -2.4% compared to the same month last year. Ukraine’s crude steel production for July 2013 was 2.8 Mt, 8.8% higher than July 2012.

The US produced 7.6 Mt of crude steel in July 2013, up by 3.3% compared to July 2012.

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 64 countries in July 2013 declined to 76.8% from 79.2% in June 2013. Compared to July 2012, it is -0.8 percentage points lower.


By worldsteel.org

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