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August 2013 Crude Steel Production 20.09.2013

August 2013 Crude Steel Production

Brussels, 20 September 2013 - World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 130 million tonnes (Mt) in August 2013, an increase of 5.2% compared to August 2012.

China’s crude steel production for August 2013 was 66.3 Mt, up by 12.8% compared to August 2012. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9.1Mt of crude steel in August 2013, a decrease of -0.6% over August 2012. South Korea’s crude steel production was 4.9 Mt in August 2013, down by -13.1% on August 2012.


In the EU, Germany produced 3.2 Mt of crude steel in August 2013, a decrease of -6.3% compared to August 2012. France’s crude steel production was 1.2 Mt, up by 21.7% on August 2012. Italy produced 1.1 Mt of crude steel, -7.5% less compared to August 2012. Spain’s production was 1.0 Mt, an increase of 10.3% on 2012 August.

Turkey’s crude steel production for August 2013 was 2.6 Mt, down by -15.4% on August 2012.

In August 2013, Russia produced 5.8 Mt 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 Mt, 4.1% higher than August 2012.

The US produced 7.4 Mt of crude steel in August 2013, down by -2.9% compared to August 2012.

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 64 countries in August 2013 was 75.4% and it is a 1.0 percentage point higher compared to August 2012. It is 1.4 percentage points lower than July 2013.


By worldsteel.org

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