World crude steel production in June was 128Mt – up 8% from June 2010.
World crude steel production in the first six months of 2011 was 757.8Mt, 7.6% higher in comparison with the same period of 2010.
China’s crude steel production for June 2011 was 59.9Mt, an increase of 11.9% to June 2010.
Japan produced 8.9Mt of crude steel in June 2011, down 5% compared to the same month last year. India produced 6.0Mt for June 2011, an increase of 7.3% over June 2010.
South Korea’s crude steel production for June 2011 was 5.7Mt, up 19% to June 2010.
Germany’s crude steel production for June 2011 was 3.9Mt, an increase of 0.2% on June 2010 while Italy produced 2.6Mt, up 15.2% from the same month in 2010.
The US produced 7.2Mt of crude steel in June 2011, an increase of 1.7% to June 2010.
Brazilian crude steel production was 3.0Mt, 3.9% higher than June 2010.
The world crude steel capacity utilisation ratio of the 64 countries in June 2011 was 82.8%, 1.2 percentage points higher than in May 2011.
Compared to June 2010, the utilisation ratio in June 2011 increased by 2.5 percentage points.