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November 2013 crude steel production 20.12.2013

November 2013 crude steel production

World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 127 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2013, an increase of 3.6% compared to November 2012.

China’s crude steel production for November 2013 was 60.9 Mt, up by 4.2% compared to November 2012. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9.3 Mt of crude steel in November 2013, an increase of 8.9% over November 2012. South Korea’s crude steel production was 5.6 Mt in November 2013, down by -0.2% on November 2012.


In the EU, Germany produced 3.7 Mt of crude steel in November 2013, an increase of 5.7% compared to November 2012. Italy produced 2.1 Mt of crude steel, -4.5% less compared to November 2012. France’s crude steel production was 1.3 Mt, an increase of 3.5% on November 2012. Spain produced 1.2 Mt of crude steel, up by 15.5% on November 2012.

Turkey’s crude steel production for November 2013 was 3.1 Mt, up by 3.0% on November 2012.

In November 2013, Russia produced 5.5 Mt of crude steel, a decrease of -0.7% compared to the same month 2012. Ukraine’s production was 2.5 Mt in November 2013, down by -7.9% on November 2012.

Brazil’s crude steel production for November 2013 was 2.7 Mt, a decrease of -2.8% compared to November 2012.

The US produced 7.1 Mt of crude steel in November 2013, up by 5.3% on November 2012.

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 65 countries in November 2013 was 75.8% and it is 0.3 percentage points higher compared to November 2012. It is -1.7 percentage points lower than October 2013.


By worldsteel.org

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