July 2017 crude steel production

24 August 2017 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 143.2 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2017, a 6.3% increase compared to July 2016.

China’s crude steel production for July 2017 was 74.0 Mt, an increase of 10.3% compared to July 2016. Japan produced 8.6 Mt of crude steel in July 2017, a decrease of -4.3% compared to July 2016. India produced 8.4 Mt of crude steel in July 2017, an increase of 3.5% compared to July 2016. South Korea produced 6.2 Mt of crude steel in July 2017, an increase of 2.3% compared to July 2016.

In the EU, Germany produced 3.5 Mt of crude steel in July 2017, an increase of 3.6% compared to July 2016.

Turkey’s crude steel production for July 2017 was 3.3 Mt, up by 27.8% on July 2016.

The US produced 7.1 Mt of crude steel in July 2017, an increase of 5.6% compared to July 2016.

Brazil’s crude steel production for July 2017 was 2.8 Mt, up by 1.0% on July 2016.

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio of the 67 countries in July 2017 was 72.1%. This is 3.2 percentage points higher than July 2016. Compared to June 2017, it is 1.5 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 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.
  • The OECD capacity utilisation data was revised in July 2017.

 

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