Crude Steel Production for the 65 Countries Reporting to worldsteel
The Middle East showed an increase of 2,9 % whereas both North America and C.I.S. reported negative growth of –6,9 % in the first half of 2015. Crude steel production in Asia declined by –1,5 % while it increased by 0,5 % in the EU 28. South American production remained the same in the first six months of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014. China’s crude steel production for June 2015 was 69, Mt, a –0,8 % decrease compared to June 2014. Japan produced 8,6 Mt of crude steel in June 2015, a decrease of –6,2% compared to June 2014. India’s production was 7,4 Mt, up by 0,8 % on June 2014. South Korea produced 5,9 Mt of crude steel, down by –3,6% compared to June 2014. In the EU, Germany produced 3,8 Mt of crude steel in June 2015, an increase of 5,8 % compared to June 2014. Italy produced 1,9 Mt of crude steel, down by –11,4 % on June 2014. France’s crude steel production was 1,4 Mt, a decrease of –1,3 % compared to June 2014. Spain produced 1,3 Mt of crude steel, a –3,3 % decrease year on year.