October 2019 crude steel production

26 November 2019 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 151.5 million tonnes (Mt) in October 2019, a 2.8% decrease compared to October 2018.

China’s crude steel production for October 2019 was 81.5 Mt, a decrease of 0.6% compared to October 2018. India produced 9.1 Mt of crude steel in October 2019, down 3.4% on October 2018. Japan produced 8.2 Mt of crude steel in October 2019, down 4.9% on October 2018. South Korea’s crude steel production was 6.0 Mt in October 2019, a decrease of 3.5% on October 2018.

In the EU, Germany produced 3.3 Mt of crude steel in October 2019, down by 6.8% on October 2018. Italy produced 2.2 Mt of crude steel in October 2019, down by 3.7% on October 2018. France produced 1.2 Mt of crude steel in October 2019, a 10.6% decrease compared to October 2018. Spain produced 1.2 Mt of crude steel in October 2019, down by 7.6% on October 2018.
 

The US produced 7.4 Mt of crude steel in October 2019, a decrease of 2.0% compared to October 2018.

Brazil’s crude steel production for October 2019 was 2.6 Mt, down by 19.4% on October 2018.

Turkey’s crude steel production for October 2019 was 2.7 Mt, down by 15.0% on October 2018.

Crude steel production in Ukraine was 1.6 Mt this month, down 12.7% on October 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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