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October 2013 crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to worldsteel 20.11.2013

October 2013 crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to worldsteel

World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 134 million tonnes (Mt) in October 2013, an increase of 6.6% compared to October 2012.

China’s crude steel production for October 2013 was 65.1 Mt, up by 9.2% compared to October 2012. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9.5 Mt of crude steel in October 2013, an increase of 7.7% over October 2012. South Korea’s crude steel production was 5.9 Mt in October 2013, up by 5.2% on October 2012.


In the EU, Germany produced 3.8 Mt of crude steel in October 2013, an increase of 1.9% compared to October 2012. Italy produced 2.2 Mt of crude steel, -10.1% less compared to October 2012. Spain’s crude steel production was 1.4 Mt, an increase of 23.9% on October 2012. France’s production was 1.3 Mt, down by -1.8% on October 2012.

Turkey’s crude steel production for October 2013 was 3.1 Mt, up by 6.9% on October 2012.

In October 2013, Russia produced 5.7 Mt of crude steel, a decrease of -1.5% compared to the same month 2012. Ukraine’s production was 2.6 Mt in October 2013, an increase of 1.2% on October 2012.

The US produced 7.4 Mt of crude steel in October 2013, up by 8.7% compared to October 2012.

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 65 countries in October 2013 was 77.5% and it is 2.5 percentage points higher compared to October 2012. It is -1.8 percentage points lower than September 2013.
 

By worldsteel.org

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