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November 2011 Crude Steel Production for the 64 Countries Reporting to Worldsteel

This is 1,1 % higher than November 2010. China’s crude steel production for November 2011 was 49,9 Mt, a slight decrease of -0,2 % compared to November 2010. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 8,7 Mt of crude steel in November 2011, a decrease of -3,2 % compared to the same month last year. South Korea’s crude steel production for November 2011 was 5,8 Mt, 12,4 % up compared to November 2010. In the EU, Germany’s crude steel production for November 2011 was 3,5 Mt, a decrease of -10 % on November 2010. Italy produced 2,6 Mt of crude steel in November 2011, 12,3 % higher than November 2010. France produced 1,3 Mt of crude steel in November 2011, 4,2 % up compared to November 2010. Turkey produced 2,8 Mt of crude steel in November 2011, 12,8% higher than November 2010. The US produced 7,2 Mt of crude steel in November 2011, an increase of 11,8 % compared to November 2010. Brazilian crude steel production for November 2011 was 2,7 Mt, 3,7 % higher than November 2010. The world crude steel capacity utilisation ratio of the 64 countries in November 2011 declined to 73,4 %, -2,8 % down from October 2011. This is its lowest point for two years. Compared to November 2010, the utilisation ratio in November 2011 decreased by -2,6 % (12/2011).


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