July 2019 crude steel production

27 August 2019 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 156.7 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2019, a 1.7% increase compared to July 2018.

China’s crude steel production for July 2019 was 85.2 Mt, an increase of 5.0% compared to July 2018. India produced 9.2 Mt of crude steel in July 2019, an increase of 1.7% compared to July 2018. Japan produced 8.4 Mt of crude steel in July 2019, down 0.4% on July 2018. South Korea’s crude steel production was 6.0 Mt in July 2019, a decrease of 2.1% on July 2018.

The US produced 7.5 Mt of crude steel in July 2019, an increase of 1.8% compared to July 2018.

Brazil’s crude steel production for July 2019 was 2.4 Mt, down by 20.7% on July 2018.

Turkey’s crude steel production for July 2019 was 2.9 Mt, down by 10.6% on July 2018.

Crude steel production in Ukraine was 1.8 Mt this month, down 1.7% on July 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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