November 2016 crude steel production

20 December 2016 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 132.4 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2016, 5.0% up on November 2015.

China’s crude steel production for November 2016 was 66.3 Mt, an increase of 5.0% compared to November 2015. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 8.6 Mt of crude steel in November 2016, a decrease of -1.4% compared to November 2015.

In the EU, Germany produced 3.3 Mt of crude steel in November 2016, a decrease of -4.2% compared to November 2015. Italy produced 2.1 Mt of crude steel, up by 11.2% on November 2015. France produced 1.3 Mt of crude steel in November 2016, up by 11.8% year-on-year.

Turkey’s crude steel production for November 2016 was 2.9 Mt, up by 10.4% on November 2015.

In November 2016, Russia produced 6.0 Mt of crude steel, up by 5.0% on November 2015. Ukraine produced 2.0 Mt of crude steel, up by 3.1% compared to the same month in 2015.

The United States produced 6.2 Mt of crude steel in November 2016, an increase of 6.8% compared to November 2015.

Brazil’s crude steel production for November 2016 was 2.4 Mt, down by 4.8% on November 2015.

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio of the 66 countries in November 2016 was 69.6%. It was 67.1% in November 2015. The November 2016 capacity utilisation ratio is 0.1 percentage point lower than the October 2016 ratio.

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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 160 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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