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Steel News October 28, 2015 02:30:45 AM

EU-28 crude steel production slumps 5% in Sep ‘15

Anil Mathews
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The crude steel production by EU-28 countries declined by nearly 5% in September this year, after remaining almost flat during the month prior to that. The region's output during the month totaled 13.571 Million tonnes.
EU-28 crude steel production slumps 5% in Sep ‘15

CANTERBURY (Scrap Monster): According to the recent data published by the World Steel Association (World steel), the crude steel production by EU-28 countries declined by 4.6% during the month of September year-on-year. The output by the region totaled 13.571 Million tonnes during the month.

Germany recorded the highest output during the month of September. The country produced 3.379 Million tonnes during the month, which is lower by 3.9% when compared with the country’s output of 3.515 Million tonnes during September 2014. On a year-on-year basis, the Netherlands recorded the biggest jump in production. The crude steel output by the Netherlands surged higher by 14.1% in September ’15 over the previous year.

The lowest output was by Croatia. The crude steel output by Croatia dropped sharply by 56.6% from 23,000 tonnes in September 2014 to 10,000 tonnes in September this year.

Belgium, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden recorded increased year-on-year crude steel production. Croatia recorded the biggest decline in crude steel output during September ‘15, falling by 56.6% when compared with the previous year.

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The following table provides cumulative crude steel output for the first nine months in 2015 in comparison with those during same period in 2014.

 

Country

9 months (2015)

9 months (2014)

% Change

Austria

5,768

5,876

-1.8

Belgium

5,671

5,538

+2.4

Bulgaria

473

461

+2.6

Croatia

109

151

-27.8

Czech Republic

4,046

4,015

+0.8

Finland

3,028

2,851

+6.2

France

11,656

12,167

-4.2

Germany

32,572

32,553

+0.1

Greece

787

752

+4.7

Hungary

1,295

773

+67.5

Italy

16,728

18,350

-8.8

Luxembourg

1,630

1,664

-2.0

Netherlands

5,333

5,158

+3.4

Poland

7,067

6,426

+10.0

Slovakia

3,538

3,427

+3.2

Slovenia

465

477

-2.6

Spain

11,361

10,789

+5.3

Sweden

3,269

3,360

-2.7

United Kingdom

8,611

9,313

-7.5

Other EU

4,065

3,765

+8.0

Note: Output in thousands of tonnes