August 2019 crude steel production

26 September 2019 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 156.0 million tonnes (Mt) in August 2019, a 3.4% increase compared to August 2018.

China’s crude steel production for August 2019 was 87.3 Mt, an increase of 9.3% compared to August 2018. Japan produced 8.1 Mt of crude steel in August 2019, down 7.8% on August 2018. South Korea’s crude steel production was 5.9 Mt in August 2019, a decrease of 2.6% on August 2018.

In the EU, Germany produced 3.3 Mt of crude steel in August 2019, up by 0.8% on August 2018. Italy produced 0.9 Mt of crude steel in August 2019, down by 26.7% on August 2018. France produced 1.1 Mt of crude steel in August 2019, an increase of 11.2% compared to August 2018. Spain produced 1.1 Mt of crude steel in August 2019, down by 4.6% on August 2018.

The US produced 7.5 Mt of crude steel in August 2019, an increase of 0.3% compared to August 2018.

Brazil’s crude steel production for August 2019 was 2.5 Mt, down by 13.4% on August 2018.

Turkey’s crude steel production for August 2019 was 2.6 Mt, down by 12.4% on August 2018.

Crude steel production in Ukraine was 1.9 Mt this month, up 8.5% on August 2018.

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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, with members in every major steel-producing country. worldsteel represents steel producers, national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes. Members represent around 85% of global steel production.
  • For antitrust reasons worldsteel no longer produces a monthly global capacity utilisation ratio. Information on capacity can be found on the OECD website.
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