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June 2016 crude steel production at 136 million t

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World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 136 million t in June 2016, the same figure as June 2015.

World crude steel production in the first six months of 2016 was 794.8 million t, a decrease of -1.9% compared to the same period of 2015. The CIS showed an increase of 0.6% whereas both North America and the Middle East reported negative growth of -0.6% and -3.2% respectively in 1H16. Crude steel production in Asia declined by -1.0% and it decreased by -6.1% in the EU 28. South American production reduced considerably by -13.8% in the first six months of 2016 compared to the same period of 2015.


Source: worldsteel

China’s crude steel production for June 2016 was 69.5 million t, an increase of 1.7% compared to June 2015. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 8.8 million t of crude steel in June 2016, an increase of 2.7% compared to June 2015. South Korea’s crude steel production was 5.5 Mt in June 2016, down by -6.7% on June 2015.

In the EU, Germany produced 3.7 million t of crude steel in June 2016, a decrease of -2.1% compared to June 2015. Italy produced 2.0 million t of crude steel, up by 5.9% on June 2015. France produced 1.3 million t of crude steel, down by -5.1% compared to June 2015. Spain produced 1.1 million t of crude steel, down by -13.7% compared to June 2015.

Turkey’s crude steel production for June 2016 was 2.9 million t, up by 2.0% on June 2015.


Source: worldsteel

In June 2016, Russia produced 5.8 million t of crude steel, up by 2.5% over June 2015. Ukraine produced 1.8 million t of crude steel, down by -8.6% compared to the same month in 2015.

The United States produced 6.8 million t of crude steel in June 2016, a decrease of -0.1% compared to June 2015.

Brazil’s crude steel production for June 2016 was 2.5 million t, down by -8.5% on June 2015.

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio of the 66 countries in June 2016 was 69.4%. This is 3.3% lower than June 2015. Compared to May 2016, it is 2% lower.

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