July 2013 crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to worldsteel

worldsteel_worldsteel-logo2Brussels, 20 August 2013 – World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 132 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2013, an increase of 2.7% compared to July 2012.

China’s crude steel production for July 2013 was 65.5 Mt, up by 6.2% compared to July 2012. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9.3Mt of crude steel in July 2013, an increase of 0.5% over July 2012. South Korea’s crude steel production was 5.6 Mt in July 2013, down by -5.8% on July 2012.

In the EU, Germany produced 3.4 Mt of crude steel in July 2013, a decrease of -5.4% compared to July 2012. France’s crude steel production was 1.3 Mt, down by -9.0% on July 2012. Spain produced 1.0 Mt of crude steel, -3.4% less compared to July 2012.

Turkey’s crude steel production for July 2013 was 2.8 Mt, down by -10.1% on July 2012.

In July 2013, Russia produced 5.7 Mt of crude steel, a decrease of -2.4% compared to the same month last year. Ukraine’s crude steel production for July 2013 was 2.8 Mt, 8.8% higher than July 2012.

The US produced 7.6 Mt of crude steel in July 2013, up by 3.3% compared to July 2012.

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 64 countries in July 2013 declined to 76.8% from 79.2% in June 2013. Compared to July 2012, it is -0.8 percentage points lower.

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• The monthly crude steel capacity utilisation ratio is calculated based on crude steel production and capacity information available at worldsteel. The capacity information is based on publicly-available data, updated twice a year and verified through worldsteel’s membership.

• The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world. worldsteel represents approximately 170 steel producers (including 17 of the world’s 20 largest steel companies), national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes. worldsteel members represent around 85% of world steel production.

• Megatonne (Mt) is a metric unit equivalent to 1 million tonnes.

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