Global Crude Steel Production In April 2018 Surges By 4pct YoY

- May 29, 2018-

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 148.3 million tonnes in April 2018, a 4.1% increase compared to April 2017. China's crude steel production for April 2018 was 76.7 million tonnes, an increase of 4.8% compared to April 2017. Japan produced 8.7 million tonnes of crude steel in April 2018, down 0.4% on April 2017. India produced 8.7 million tonnes of crude steel in April 2018, an increase of 5.6% compared to April 2017.

RegionApr'17Apr'18YoYJan-Apr'17Jan-Apr'18YoY
Total 64 countries142433148 3224.0%550 952573 6804.0%
Asia99 243103 4574.1%379 047395 4004.1%
EU (28)14 38714 8763.3%57 07058 2292.0%
North America9 3609 9556.0%38 29439 6083.3%
C.I.S. (6)8 1938 3912.4%33 03933 3681.0%
South America3 6753 8284.0%14 09514 9085.5%
Other Europe3 3453 220-3.9%12 89113 6515.6%
Middle East2 6742 9047.9%10 23111 63112.0%
Africa1 0901 1313.6%4 4064 7687.6%
Oceania46655916.6%1 8802 11711.2%

Top 25 Nations

RankCountryApr'17Apr'18YoYJan-Apr'17Jan-Apr'18YoY
1China73 19576 6984.6%273 223287 4955.0%
2India8 2288 6925.3%33 95635 3814.0%
3Japan8 7558 723-0.4%34 98535 1290.4%
4United States6 6916 9303.5%26 98327 7472.8%
5Russia5 8916 0302.3%23 57523 7970.9%
6South Korea5 5035 8936.6%22 81823 6963.7%
7Germany3 8423 775-1.8%14 81714 785-0.2%
8Turkey3 0462 953-3.2%11 88612 4924.9%
9Brazil2 8952 9491.8%11 14311 5943.9%
10Italy1 9882 0613.6%8 1648 4863.8%
11Iran1 7351 95011.0%6 3698 12721.6%
12Mexico1 5751 79012.0%6 6066 9935.5%
13Ukraine1 6231 7215.7%6 9976 985-0.2%
14Taiwan, China1 9431 660-17.0%7 6886 766-13.6%
15France1 2641 3989.6%5 1675 3743.9%
16Spain1 2241 3167.0%4 8824 9110.6%
17Canada1 0461 19012.1%4 5104 6743.5%
18Vietnam (2)79999519.8%3 2133 69213.0%
19Poland891875-1.8%3 3933 5484.4%
20Belgium63574014.2%2 6352 7564.4%
21Austria674637-5.9%2 7142 639-2.8%
22UK7097697.8%2 6172 6320.6%
23Egypt54361511.7%2 1852 53113.7%
24Netherlands5525733.7%2 2232 3264.4%
25South Africa493486-1.4%2 0672 0810.7%


In ‘000 tonne
Source -worldsteel

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio of the 64 countries in April 2018 was 76.9%. This is 2.4 percentage points higher than April 2017. Compared to March 2018, it is 2.4 percentage points higher.


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