World crude steel production up 5.8% in October

World crude steel production was 156.6Mt in October 2018, an increase of 5.8% when compared with October 2017 figures, according to figures released by the World Steel Association (worldsteel).

China’s crude steel production for October 2018 was 82.6 Mt, up 9.1%, while India produced 8.8 Mt, an increase of 0.4% on October 2017 figures. Japan produced 8.6 Mt of crude steel, down 4.5% on October 2017 figures while South Korea produced 6.2 Mt, up 3.5%. 

In the European Union, France produced 1.3 Mt of crude steel in October 2018, a decrease of 3.5%. Italy’s crude steel production for October 2018 was 2.3Mt, up 1.1% on last year's figures. Spain produced 1.3 Mt in October 2018, down 7.4% on 2017.

In Turkey, crude steel production for October 2018 was 3.2 Mt, a decrease of 4.3%.

Crude steel production in Ukraine was 1.8Mt this month, down 6.7% on October 2017.

The USA produced 7.6 Mt of crude steel in October 2018, an increase of 10.5%. 

The figures are based on information provided by the 64 countries that report to the World Steel Association.