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June 2011 Crude Steel Production

World crude steel production in the first six months of 2011 was 757,8 Mt, 7,6 % higher in comparison with the same period of 2010. All major steel-producing regions showed increased production. China’s crude steel production for June 2011 was 59,9 Mt, an increase of 11,9 % compared to June 2010. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 8,9 Mt of crude steel in June 2011, down –5 % compared to the same month last year. India produced 6 Mt for June 2011, an increase of 7,3 % over June 2010. South Korea’s crude steel production for June 2011 was 5,7 Mt, 19 % up compared to June 2010. In the EU, Germany’s crude steel production for June 2011 was 3,9 Mt, an increase of 0,2 % on June 2010. Italy produced 2,6 Mt, 15,2 % higher than the same month in 2010. Spain’s crude steel production for June 2011 was 1,5 Mt, up 4,5 % on June 2010. France produced 1,4 Mt of crude steel in June 2011, a decrease of –6,1 % compared to June 2010.Turkey produced 2,8 Mt of crude steel in June 2011, 12,3 % higher than June 2010.The US produced 7,2 Mt of crude steel in June 2011, an increase of 1,7 % compared to June 2010.Brazilian crude steel production was 3 Mt, 3,9 % higher than June 2010. The world crude steel capacity utilisation ratio of the 64 countries in June 2011 was 82,8 %, 1,2 % higher than in May 2011. Compared to June 2010, the utilisation ratio in June 2011 increased by 2,5 % (07/2011).


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