November 2017 crude steel production

20 December 2017 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 136.3 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2017, a 3.7% increase compared to November 2016.

China’s crude steel production for November 2017 was 66.2 Mt, an increase of 2.2% compared to November 2016. Japan produced 8.7 Mt of crude steel in November 2017, an increase of 1.0% compared to November 2016.

In the EU, Italy’s crude steel production for November 2017 was 2.2 Mt, up by 3.3% on November 2016. France produced 1.2 Mt of crude steel in November 2017, a decrease of -8.7% compared to November 2016. Spain produced 1.3 Mt in November 2017, an increase of 18.0% on November 2016.

Turkey’s crude steel production for November 2017 was 3.1 Mt, up by 7.0% on November 2016.

The US produced 6.7 Mt of crude steel in November 2017, an increase of 8.5% compared to November 2016.

Brazil’s crude steel production for November 2017 was 3.0 Mt, up by 15.3% on November 2016.

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio of the 66 countries in November 2017 was 70.7%. This is 1.5 percentage points higher than November 2016. Compared to October 2017, it is 2.2 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.
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