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July 2012 Crude Steel Production

July 2012 Crude Steel Production

World crude steel production for the 62 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 130 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2012, an increase of 2.0% compared to July 2011.

China’s crude steel production for July 2012 was 61.7 Mt, an increase of 4.2% compared to July 2011.

Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9.3 Mt of crude steel in July 2012, up by 1.2% compared to the same month last year. South Korea’s crude steel production for July 2012 was 5.9 Mt, an increase of 4.4% compared to July 2011.



In the EU, Germany produced 3.6 Mt of crude steel in July 2012, a decrease of -2.1% on July 2011. Spain’s crude steel production for July 2012 was 1.0 Mt, 7.0% higher than July 2011. In July 2012, the UK produced 0.9 Mt of crude steel, up by 6.6% compared to July 2011.

Turkey’s crude steel production for July 2012 was 3.1 Mt, an increase of 9.7% compared to July 2011.

In July 2012, Russia produced 5.9 Mt of crude steel, an increase of 3.6% compared to the same month last year.

The US produced 7.4 Mt of crude steel in July 2012, up by 0.9% on July 2011.

Brazil’s crude steel production for July 2012 was 3.0 Mt, -4.1% lower than July 2011.

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 62 countries in July 2012 declined to 78.7% from 80.4% in June 2012. Compared to July 2011, it is 0.8 percentage points lower.



By worldsteel.org

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