November 2015 crude steel production

21 December 2015 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 127 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2015, a -4.1% decrease compared to November 2014. 

China’s crude steel production for November 2015 was 63.3 Mt, down by -1.6% compared to November 2014. Japan produced 8.7 Mt of crude steel in November 2015, a decrease of -4.7% compared to the same month in 2014.

In the EU, Germany produced 3.5 Mt of crude steel in November 2015, a decrease of -3.1% compared to November 2014. Italy’s crude steel production was 1.9 Mt, up by 0.4% on November 2014. Spain produced 1.2 Mt of crude steel in November 2015, down by -2.9% compared to November 2014. France’s production for November 2015 was 1.2 Mt, a decrease of -14.7% compared to the same month in 2014.

Turkey’s crude steel production for November 2015 was 2.6 Mt, down by -7.2% on November 2014.

In November 2015, Russia produced 5.7 Mt of crude steel, down by -3.1% over November 2014. Ukraine produced 1.9 Mt of crude steel, up by 3.1% compared to the same month in 2014.

The US produced 6.1 Mt of crude steel in November 2015, down by -15.6% compared to November 2014.

Brazil’s crude steel production for November 2015 was 2.5 Mt, a decrease of -4.4% on November 2014.

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 66 countries in November 2015 was 66.9%. This is -4.0 percentage points lower than November 2014. Compared to October 2015, it is -1.4 percentage point lower.

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Notes to Editors:

  • The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world. worldsteel members represent approximately 85% of the world's steel production, including over 150 steel producers with 9 of the 10 largest steel companies, national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes.
  • The monthly crude steel capacity utilisation ratio is calculated based on crude steel production information available at worldsteel, publically-available capacity information and OECD capacity estimates.
  • Megatonne (Mt) is a metric unit equivalent to 1 million tonnes.

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