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22.05.2014

April 2014 crude steel production

World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 137 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2014, an increase of 1.7% compared to April 2013.

China’s crude steel production for April 2014 was 68.8 Mt, up by 2.1% compared to April 2013. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 8.9 Mt of crude steel in April 2014, a decrease of -2.5% over April 2013. South Korea’s crude steel production was 6.1 Mt in April 2014, up by 10.8% on April 2013.


In the EU, Germany produced 3.7 Mt of crude steel in April 2014, an increase of 3.9% compared to April 2013. Italy produced 2.0 Mt of crude steel, down by -4.0% compared to April 2013. France’s crude steel production was 1.4 Mt, an increase of 16.0% on April 2013. Spain produced 1.2 Mt of crude steel, down by -3.1% compared to April 2013.

Turkey’s crude steel production for April 2014 was 2.6 Mt, down by -9.1% on April 2013.

In April 2014, Russia produced 5.8 Mt of crude steel, an increase of 0.7% compared to the same month 2013. Ukraine’s production was 2.6 Mt in April 2014, down by -4.5% on April 2013.

The US produced 7.0 Mt of crude steel in April 2014, a decrease of -1.6% compared to April 2013.

Brazil’s crude steel production for April 2014 was 2.8 Mt, down by -5.1% on April 2013.

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 65 countries in April 2014 was 78.7% and it is 1.2 percentage points lower than April 2013. Compared to March 2014, it is 0.3 percentage points lower.


By worldsteel.org

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