July 6, 2016

World Steel Output Declines in May

World crude steel production totaled 139 million metric tons in May, a 0.1 percent decrease compared to May 2015, reports the World Steel Association in Brussels. Mills operated at 71.3 percent of capacity, on average, 1.0 percentage point lower than in May 2015 and 0.1 percentage point lower than the prior month.

The United States produced 6.8 million tons of crude steel in May, a decrease of 0.4 percent compared to the prior year. Elsewhere in the Americas, Brazil produced 2.6 million tons, a decline of 13.2 percent.

Steel output in China, the world’s largest producer, hit 70.5 million tons in May, an increase of 1.8 percent. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 8.8 million tons of crude steel, a decrease of 0.9 percent compared with the previous May. India produced 8.0 million tons, up 4.9 percent, while South Korea’s total of 5.8 million tons was down 3.5 percent.

In the EU, Germany produced 3.9 million tons, an increase of 4.0 percent compared to May 2015. Italy produced 2.2 million tons, up 9.3 percent. Spain produced 1.3 million tons, down 10.6 percent. France produced 1.2 million tons, down 18.8 percent compared to the prior year.

Russia produced 6.0 million tons of crude steel in May, up by 0.4 percent, while Ukraine’s output of 2.3 million tons was up 5.7 percent compared to the same month in 2015. Turkey produced 3.0 million tons, up 5.4 percent.


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