September 2019 crude steel production

25 October 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 September 2019, a 0.3% decrease compared to September 2018.

World crude steel production was 1,391.2 Mt in the first nine months of 2019, up by 3.9% compared to the same period in 2018. Asia produced 1,000.1 Mt of crude steel, an increase of 6.3% over the first nine months of 2018. The EU produced 122.5 Mt of crude steel in the first nine months of 2019, down 2.8% compared to the same period of 2018. North America’s crude steel production in the first nine months of 2019 was 90.6 Mt, an increase of 0.3% compared to the same period of 2018. The C.I.S. produced 76.0 Mt of crude steel in the first nine months of 2019, down by 0.1% over the same period of 2018.

China’s crude steel production for September 2019 was 82.8 Mt, an increase of 2.2% compared to September 2018. India produced 9.0 Mt of crude steel in September 2019, up 1.6% on September 2018. Japan produced 8.0 Mt of crude steel in September 2019, down 4.5% on September 2018. South Korea’s crude steel production was 5.7 Mt in September 2019, a decrease of 2.7% on September 2018.

In the EU, Germany produced 3.4 Mt of crude steel in September 2019, down by 4.0% on September 2018. Italy produced 2.2 Mt of crude steel in September 2019, up by 1.1% on September 2018. France produced 1.2 Mt of crude steel in September 2019, a 10.2% decrease compared to September 2018. Spain produced 1.2 Mt of crude steel in September 2019, down by 1.0% on September 2018.

The US produced 7.1 Mt of crude steel in September 2019, a decrease of 2.5% compared to September 2018.

Brazil’s crude steel production for September 2019 was 2.4 Mt, down by 22.0% on September 2018.

Turkey’s crude steel production for September 2019 was 2.7 Mt, down by 6.9% on September 2018.

Crude steel production in Ukraine was 1.7 Mt this month, down 2.3% on September 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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