November 2019 crude steel production

20 December 2019 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 147.8 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2019, a 1.0% decrease compared to November 2018.

China’s crude steel production for November 2019 was 80.3 Mt, an increase of 4.0% compared to November 2018. India produced 8.9 Mt of crude steel in November 2019, down 2.8% on November 2018. Japan produced 7.7 Mt of crude steel in November 2019, down 10.6% on November 2018. South Korea’s crude steel production was 5.9 Mt in November 2019, a decrease of 0.5% on November 2018.

In the EU, Italy produced 2.0 Mt of crude steel in November 2019, down by 9.8% on November 2018. France produced 1.1 Mt of crude steel in November 2019, an 18.2% decrease compared to November 2018. Spain produced 1.1 Mt of crude steel in November 2019, down by 10.9% on November 2018.

The US produced 7.2 Mt of crude steel in November 2019, a decrease of 2.2% compared to November 2018.

Brazil’s crude steel production for November 2019 was 2.6 Mt, down by 10.5% on November 2018.

Turkey’s crude steel production for November 2019 was 2.9 Mt, down by 8.1% on November 2018.

Crude steel production in Ukraine was 1.3 Mt this month, down 20.1% on November 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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