23/04/14 – Global crude steel production in Q1 crosses 400 million tonne mark

 
World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 141 million tonnes in March 2014, an increase of 2.7% compared to March 2013.

Region Mar’13 Mar’14 Q1’13 Q1’14
Total 65 countries 135202 141335 389740 404030
Asia 90450 95306 260761 272336
European Union (28) 14377 15387 41054 43832
North America 10160 10329 29667 29919
CIS (6) 9427 9243 27117 26315
South America 3859 3859 10971 10918
Other Europe 3109 3052 8845 9017
Middle East 2135 2339 6167 6497
Africa 1219 1331 3742 3822
Oceania 465 489 1414 1374

In ’00- tonnes
Worldsteel

 

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 65 countries in March 2014 was 79.0% and it is 0.4 percentage points lower than March 2013. Compared to February 2014, it is 1.4 percentage points higher.

>  Country Mar’13 Mar’14 YoY Q1’13 Q1’14 YoY
1 China 66293 70250 6.00% 191745 201053 4.90%
2 Japan 9453 9729 2.90% 26637 27575 3.50%
3 United States 7339 7405 0.90% 21506 21536 0.10%
4 India 6980 7250 3.90% 20421 20752 1.60%
5 South Korea 5667 6127 8.10% 16574 17448 5.30%
6 Russia 5968 6028 1.00% 17182 17194 0.10%
7 Germany 3814 4045 6.10% 10814 11282 4.30%
8 Turkey 2972 2845 -4.30% 8473 8434 -0.50%
9 Brazil 2848 2890 1.50% 8211 8237 0.30%
10 Ukraine 2872 2650 -7.70% 8382 7533 -10.10%
11 Italy 2188 2359 7.80% 6065 6632 9.30%
12 Taiwan, China 2057 1950 -5.20% 5384 5508 2.30%
13 Mexico 1597 1765 10.50% 4571 5008 9.60%
14 France 1337 1393 4.20% 3978 4094 2.90%
15 Iran 1215 1395 14.80% 3525 3796 7.70%
16 Spain 1207 1257 4.10% 3288 3561 8.30%
17 UK 018 1134 11.40% 2720 3230 18.80%
18 Canada 1131 1050 -7.20% 3275 3050 -6.90%
19 Poland 681 760 11.60% 1922 2166 12.70%
20 Austria 640 706 10.30% 1943 2009 3.40%
21 Belgium 645 570 -11.60% 1833 1862 1.60%
22 Netherlands 399 643 61.20% 1451 1787 23.20%
23 South Africa 508 615 21.10% 1588 1785 12.40%
24 Egypt 520 535 2.90% 1708 1534 -10.20%
25 Saudi Arabia 468 468 0.00% 1368 1425 4.20%

In ’00- tonnes
Worldsteel

 

 
Source – Strategic Research Institute, Steel Guru