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August 2014 Crude Steel Production

worldsteel represents approximately 170 steel producers (including 9 of the world’s 10 largest steel companies), national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes. worldsteel members represent around 85 % of world steel production. China’s crude steel production for August 2014 was 68,9 Mt, up by 1 % compared to August 2013. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9,3 Mt of crude steel in August 2014, an increase of 2,2% compared to August 2013; India produced 7 Mt of crude steel, an increase of 5,2 % compared to the same month 2013; and South Korea produced 5,3 Mt of crude steel in August 2014, up by 8 % on August 2013. In the EU, Germany produced 3,1 Mt of crude steel in August 2014, a decrease of –1 % compared to August 2013; Spain produced 1,1 Mt of crude steel, down by –0,4 % compared to August 2013; France’s crude steel production was 1,1 Mt, a decrease of –9,1 % on August 2013; and Italy produced 1 Mt of crude steel, down by –0,8 % compared to August 2013. Turkey’s crude steel production for August 2014 was 2,9 Mt, up by 13,9 % on August 2013. In August 2014, Russia produced 6,2 Mt of crude steel, up by 5,8 % over August 2013. Ukraine produced 1,8 Mt of crude steel, a decrease of –37 % compared to the same month 2013. The US produced 7,7 Mt of crude steel in August 2014, an increase of 2,9 % compared to August 2013. Brazil’s crude steel production for August 2014 was 2,9 Mt, down by –1,4 % on August 2013. The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 65 countries in August 2014 was 74,2 %:  –1,4 % lower than August 2013. Compared to July 2014, it is –1,2 % lower.


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