October 2017 crude steel production

22 November 2017 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 145.3 million tonnes (Mt) in October 2017, a 5.9% increase compared to October 2016.

China’s crude steel production for October 2017 was 72.4 Mt, an increase of 6.1% compared to October 2016. Japan produced 9.0 Mt of crude steel in October 2017, a decrease of -1.0% compared to October 2016. India produced 8.6 Mt of crude steel in October 2017, an increase of 5.3% compared to October 2016.

In the EU, Italy’s crude steel production for October 2017 was 2.3 Mt, up by 6.1% on October 2016. France produced 1.4 Mt of crude steel in October 2017, an increase of 1.6% compared to October 2016. Spain produced 1.3 Mt in October 2017, an increase of 11.9% on October 2016.

Turkey’s crude steel production for October 2017 was 3.3 Mt, up by 11.1% on October 2016.

The US produced 7.0 Mt of crude steel in October 2017, an increase of 12.0% compared to October 2016.

Brazil’s crude steel production for October 2017 was 3.0 Mt, up by 3.9% on October 2016.

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio of the 66 countries in October 2017 was 73.0%. This is 3.0 percentage points higher than October 2016. Compared to September 2017, it is 0.6 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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