September 2014 crude steel production

21 October 2014 Brussels

World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 134 million tonnes (Mt) in September 2014, a slight decrease of -0.1% compared to September 2013.

China’s crude steel production for September 2014 was 67.5 Mt, the same compared to September 2013. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9.2 Mt of crude steel in September 2014, a decrease of -0.5% compared to September 2013. In September 2014, India produced 6.8 Mt of crude steel, an increase of 2.5% compared to the same month 2013. South Korea produced 5.7 Mt of crude steel in September 2014, up by 10.1% on September 2013.



In the EU, Germany produced 3.5 Mt of crude steel in September 2014, a decrease of -3.0% compared to September 2013. Italy produced 2.2 Mt of crude steel, up by 0.7% compared to September 2013. France’s crude steel production was 1.4 Mt, a decrease of -0.5% on September 2013. Spain produced 1.2 Mt of crude steel, down by -12.8% compared to September 2013.

Turkey’s crude steel production for September 2014 was 2.9 Mt, down by -3.1% on September 2013.

The US produced 7.3 Mt of crude steel in September 2014, a decrease of -0.1% compared to September 2013.

Brazil’s crude steel production for September 2014 was 2.9 Mt, down by -3.8% on September 2013.
The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 65 countries in September 2014 was 76.1%. It is -2.6 percentage points lower than September 2013. Compared to August 2014, it is 1.9 percentage points higher.
 


 

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Notes to Editors:

  • 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 9 of the world's 10 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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