World crude steel output increases by 4.8 percent in January-April

Monday, 27 May 2019 17:46:40 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

Global crude steel production in April this year increased by 1.1 percent month on month and by 6.4 percent year on year to 156.7 million metric tons, according to the World Steel Association (worldsteel).

In the January-April period of this year, global crude steel production increased to 599.86 million mt, up 4.8 percent year on year.

In the January-April period, crude steel output in Asia amounted to 424.03 million mt, rising by 7.3 percent, with 314.96 million mt produced by China, up 10.1 percent, 33.62 million mt produced by Japan, decreasing by 4.3 percent, 36.12 million mt produced by India, falling by 0.2 percent, and 24.39 million mt produced by South Korea, up by 2.8 percent - with all comparisons on year-on-year basis.

EU-28 countries produced 56.65 million mt of crude steel in the first four months of this year, down by 2.1 percent year on year. In the given period, Germany's output was 13.8 million mt, falling by 4.9 percent year on year, Italy's crude steel output was 8.2 million mt, down by 2.9 percent year on year, and France's crude steel output amounted to 5.16 million mt, down by 4.1 percent year on year.

Turkey produced 11.23 million metric tons of crude steel in the first four months of this year, with a 10.5 percent decrease from the same period last year. Iran's crude steel production in the first four months of this year amounted to 8.39 million mt, up by six percent year on year. The CIS registered a crude steel output of 32.49 million mt, falling by three on year-on-year basis, with Russia producing 22.41 million mt, down 6.1 percent, and Ukraine producing 7.44 million mt, rising by 6.6 percent, both on year-on-year basis.

In North America in the first four months of this year, crude steel output totaled 40.71 million mt, increasing by 3.4 percent, with the US producing 29.59 million mt, rising by 6.7 percent, and Mexico producing 6.46 million mt, down by 7.1 percent, all on year-on-year basis. Crude steel output in South America in the January-April period of this year amounted to 14.14 million mt, falling by 3.8 percent from the same period of 2018, with Brazil's output totaling 11.28 million mt, declining by 2.5 percent year on year.


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