World crude steel production for the 63 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 132Mt in April 2013, an increase of 1.2% compared to April 2012.
China’s crude steel production for the month was 65. Mt, up 6.8% compared to April 2012. Elsewhere in Asia, in April Japan produced 9.2Mt of crude steel, up 1.0% and South produced 5.5 Mt down by 6.3% compared to the April 2012.
In the EU, Germany produced 3.7Mt of crude steel down -0.9%. Italy’s crude steel production was 2.1 Mt, a decrease of -11.6% and Spain produced 1.4 Mt of crude steel, an increase of 10.3% compared to April 2012. France’s crude steel production was 1.2Mt, down -12.3% on April 2012.
Turkey’s output of crude steel in April fell slightly to 2.9Mt, a decrease of -0.7% compared to April 2012.
The USA produced 7.3Mt down -7.3% on April 2012.
Russia produced 5.6Mt of crude steel, a decrease of -4.3% compared to the same month last year. Ukraine’s crude steel production for the month was 2.7Mt, -8.4% less than April 2012.
In Latin America, Brazil had the highest output at 3.0Mt of crude steel in April, a decrease of -1.6% compared to the same month last year.
The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 63 countries in April 2013 rose to 80.0% from 79.1% in March 2013. Compared to April 2012, it is down by 2.0%.
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