World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 132.4Mt in November 2016, up 5% on November 2015.
China’s crude steel production for November 2016 was 66.3 Mt, an increase of 5% compared to the previous year. Japan produced 8.6Mt, down 1.4% compared to November 2015.
In the EU, Germany produced 3.3Mt of crude steel in November 2016, down 4.2% while Italy produced 2.1Mt, up 11.2%. France produced 1.3 Mt of crude steel, up by 11.8% year-on-year.
In Turkey, crude steel production for November 2016 was 2.9Mt, an increase of 10.4% on November 2015.
The Russians produced 6Mt of crude steel, up 5% on November 2015. Ukraine produced 2Mt of crude steel, up 3.1% compared to the same month in 2015.
In the USA 6.2 Mt of crude steel was produced in November 2016, an increase of 6.8% compared to November 2015.
Brazil’s crude steel production for November 2016 was down 4.8% at 2.4 Mt.
The November 2016 crude steel capacity utilisation ratio of the 66 countries reporting to worldsteel was 69.6%. It was 67.1% in November 2015. The November 2016 capacity utilisation ratio is 0.1 percentage point lower than the October 2016 ratio.