World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 124Mt in October 2011. This is 6.2% higher than October 2010.

China’s crude steel production that month was 54.7Mt, an increase of 9.7% compared to October 2010.

Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9.5Mt of crude steel, a slight decrease of -0.3% compared to the same month last year. South Korea’s crude steel production was 6.1Mt, 17.8% up compared to October 2010.

In the EU, crude steel production in Germany was 3.7Mt, a decrease of -4.2% on October 2010. Italy produced 2.7Mt, 9.6% higher than October 2010. France produced 1.4Mt up 2.8% up compared to October 2010.

Turkey produced 3.1Mt of crude steel in October 2011, 12.3% higher than October 2010.

The US produced 7.3Mt, an increase of 11.5% compared to October 2010.

Brazilian crude steel production for October 2011 was 2.9Mt, -2.7% lower than October 2010.

The world crude steel capacity utilisation ratio of the 64 countries reporting to worldsteel in October 2011 declined to 76.5%, -2.2% down from September 2011. This was the lowest point of the year to date, but compared to October 2010, the utilisation ratio in October 2011 increased 1%.

For a table of global production for the 10 months 2011 visit: