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June 2013 Crude Steel Production

World crude steel production in the first six months of 2013 was 789,8 Mt, an increase of 2 % compared to the same period of 2012. Asia showed an increase of 5,5 % while other regions recorded negative growth in the first half of 2013. The EU 27 produced –5,1 % less and North and South America produced –5,8 % and –4,6 % less respectively. The C.I.S. region showed a decrease of –3 %. China’s crude steel production for June 2013 was 64,7 Mt, up by 4,6 % compared to June 2012. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9,3 Mt of crude steel in June 2013, an increase of 0,9 % compared to the same month last year. South Korea’s crude steel production was 5,5 Mt in June 2013, down by –5.4% on June 2012. In the EU, Germany produced 3,7 Mt of crude steel in June 2013, a decrease of –2,2 % compared to June 2012. Italy’s crude steel production was 2,2 Mt, down by –10,3 % on June 2012. France produced 1,4 Mt of crude steel in June 2013, up by 2,8 % on June 2012. Turkey’s crude steel production for June 2013 was 3 Mt, a slight increase of 0,5 % compared to June 2012. Russia produced 5,7 Mt of crude steel, a decrease of –0,8 % compared to the same month last year. Ukraine’s crude steel production for June 2013 was 3,1 Mt, 7,8 % higher than June 2012. The US produced 7,2 Mt of crude steel in June 2013, down by –0,2 % on June 2012. In June 2013, Brazil produced 2,8 Mt of crude steel production, an increase of 2,7 % compared to June 2012. The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 64 countries in June 2013 declined slightly to 79,2 % from 79,6 % in May 2013. Compared to June 2012, it is –1,5 % lower. (Source: worldsteel) (7/2013)


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