July 2016 crude steel production

22 August 2016 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 133.7 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2016, 1.4% up on July 2015.

China’s crude steel production for July 2016 was 66.8 Mt, an increase of 2.6% compared to July 2015. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 8.9 Mt of crude steel in July 2016, an increase of 0.5% compared to July 2015. India produced 8.1 Mt of crude steel in July 2016, up 8.1% compared to the same month last year. South Korea’s crude steel production was 6.0 Mt in July 2016, up by 1.5% on July 2015.

In the EU, Germany produced 3.4 Mt of crude steel in July 2016, a decrease of -6.1% compared to July 2015. The United Kingdom produced 0.7 Mt of crude steel, down by -27.3% on July 2015.

Turkey’s crude steel production for July 2016 was 2.7 Mt, up by 6.5% on July 2015.

In July 2016, Russia produced 6.1 Mt of crude steel, up by 0.9% over July 2015. Ukraine produced 2.1 Mt of crude steel, up by 10.5% compared to the same month in 2015.

The United States produced 6.9 Mt of crude steel in July 2016, a decrease of -2.2% compared to July 2015.

Brazil’s crude steel production for July 2016 was 2.7 Mt, down by -6.0% on July 2015.

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio of the 66 countries in July 2016 was 68.3%. This is the same figure as in July 2015. Compared to June 2016, it is -3.7 percentage points 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 and OECD capacity estimates.
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