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April 2012 Crude Steel Production

April 2012 Crude Steel Production

World crude steel production for the 62 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 128 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2012, an increase of 1.2% compared to April 2011.

China’s crude steel production for April 2012 was 60.6 Mt, an increase of 2.6% compared to April 2011.

Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9.1 Mt of crude steel in April 2012, up by 7.6% compared to the same month last year. South Korea’s crude steel production for April 2012 was 6.0 Mt, an increase of 2.1% compared to April 2011.



In the EU, Germany produced 3.6 Mt of crude steel in April 2012, a decrease of -5.5% on April 2011. Italy’s crude steel production for April 2012 was 2.4 Mt, down by -3.2% on April 2011. In April 2012, France produced 1.4 Mt of crude steel, a decrease of -1.8% compared to April 2011. Spain’s crude steel production for April 2012 was 1.3 Mt, down by -14.3% compared to the same month in 2011.

Turkey’s crude steel production for April 2012 was 2.9 Mt, an increase of 4.7% compared to April 2011.

The US produced 7.7 Mt of crude steel in April 2012, up by 9.3% on April 2011.

Brazil’s crude steel production for April 2012 was 3.0 Mt, -1.2% lower than April 2011.

The world crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 62 countries in April 2012 remained nearly unchanged at 81.1% compared to March 2012. It was 1.7 percentage points lower compared to April 2011.



By worldsteel.org

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