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February 2012 Crude Steel Production

February 2012 Crude Steel Production

World crude steel production for the 59 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 119 million tonnes (Mt) in February 2012. This is 1.9% higher than February 2011.

China’s crude steel production for February 2012 was 55.9 Mt, an increase of 3.3% compared to February 2011.

Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 8.6 Mt of crude steel in February 2012, down by -3.7% compared to the same month last year. South Korea’s crude steel production for February 2012 was 5.4 Mt, an increase of 7.6% compared to February 2011.



In the EU, Germany produced 3.6 Mt of crude steel in February 2012, a decrease of -3.1% on February 2011. France’s crude steel production for February 2012 was 1.3 Mt, an increase of 9.3% compared to February 2011. Spain produced 1.2 Mt of crude steel in February 2012, -14.3% lower than February 2011.

Turkey’s crude steel production for February 2012 was 2.8 Mt, an increase of 12.3% compared to February 2011.

The US produced 7.3 Mt of crude steel in February 2012, up by 8.5% on February 2011.

Brazil’s crude steel production for February 2012 was 2.8 Mt, 3.4% higher than February 2011.

The world crude steel capacity utilisation ratio of the 59 countries in February 2012 increased to 79.7%, 3.1 percentage points higher than January 2012. Compared to February 2011, the utilisation ratio in February 2012 decreased by -2.8 percentage points.



By worldsteel.org

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