World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 130Mt in August 2013, an increase of 5.2% compared to August 2012.

China’s crude steel production for August 2013 was 66.3Mt, up 12.8% compared to August 2012 but down 1.2% compared with July 2013. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9.1Mt of crude steel in August 2013, a decrease of -0.6% over August 2012. South Korea’s crude steel production was 5.6Mt, down -13.1% on August 2012 and India produced an estimated 6.64Mt.

In the EU, Germany produced 3.2Mt of crude steel, a decrease of -6.3% compared to August 2012. France’s production was 1.2Mt, up 21.7% on August 2012. Italy produced 1.1Mt, -7.5% less compared to August 2012. Spain produced 1.0Mt, an increase of 10.3% on 2012 August.

Turkey’s crude steel production for August 2013 was 2.6Mt, down -15.4% on August 2012.
Russia produced 5.8Mt, a decrease of -1.9% compared to August last year. Ukraine’s crude steel production for August 2013 was 2.8Mt, 4.1% higher than August 2012.

The US produced 7.4Mt down by -2.9% compared to August 2012.

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 64 countries in August 2013 was 75.4% and it is 1.0% higher compared to August 2012, but is 1.4% lower than July 2013.

For a full country by country listing visit www.worldsteel.org/statistics/crude-steel-production.html