August 2013 Crude Steel Production

  • 20.09.2013
  • Brussels

Brussels, 20 September 2013 - World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 130 million tonnes (Mt) in August 2013, an increase of 5.2% compared to August 2012.

China’s crude steel production for August 2013 was 66.3 Mt, up by 12.8% compared to August 2012. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9.1Mt of crude steel in August 2013, a decrease of -0.6% over August 2012. South Korea’s crude steel production was 4.9 Mt in August 2013, down by -13.1% on August 2012.

In the EU, Germany produced 3.2 Mt of crude steel in August 2013, a decrease of -6.3% compared to August 2012. France’s crude steel production was 1.2 Mt, up by 21.7% on August 2012. Italy produced 1.1 Mt of crude steel, -7.5% less compared to August 2012. Spain’s production was 1.0 Mt, an increase of 10.3% on 2012 August.

Turkey’s crude steel production for August 2013 was 2.6 Mt, down by -15.4% on August 2012.

In August 2013, Russia produced 5.8 Mt of crude steel, a decrease of -1.9% compared to the same month last year. Ukraine’s crude steel production for August 2013 was 2.8 Mt, 4.1% higher than August 2012.

The US produced 7.4 Mt of crude steel in August 2013, down by -2.9% compared to August 2012.

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 64 countries in August 2013 was 75.4% and it is a 1.0 percentage point higher compared to August 2012. It is 1.4 percentage points lower than July 2013.


 

Notes to Editors:

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

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