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Steel News October 21, 2015 02:00:35 AM

World crude steel production drops 3.7% in September

Carolina Curiel
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The global crude steel production totaled 130.993 million tonnes (Mt) in September this year, down by 3.7% year-on-year.
World crude steel production drops 3.7% in September

BRUSSELS (Scrap Monster): According to the most recent statistics published by the World Steel Association, the crude steel production by 66 member countries was 130.993 million tonnes (Mt) in September this year, down 3.7% upon comparison with production of 135.963 Mt during same month the previous year.

The total crude steel production by EU-28 countries during September this year was 13.571 Million tonnes (Mt), sharply down by 4.6% than the September 2014 production of 14.218 Mt. Other European countries produced 2.679 Million tonnes of crude steel, down 13.2% when compared to 3.087 Million tonnes production achieved during September 2014. The CIS countries’ crude steel production increased marginally by 0.3% from 8.143 Mt to 8.165 Mt. The total crude steel production by North America declined sharply by 6.0% from 10.107 Mt in September 2014 to 9.499 Mt in September this year.

The total crude steel production by South American region during September this year dropped by 8.6% to 3.467 Mt. African countries produced 1.074 Million tonnes of crude steel, significantly higher by 33.2% when compared to 1.233 Million tonnes production achieved during September 2014. The total crude steel production by the Middle East countries during September this year was 2.211 Million tonnes(Mt), lower by 5.3% when compared with the September 2014 output of 2.335 Mt. The Asian countries’ crude steel production dropped by 3.4% from 92.971 Mt to 89.829 Mt. The total crude steel production by Oceania region dropped marginally by 1.1% from 0.503 Mt in September 2014 to 0.498 Mt in September this year.

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

Region

9 months (2015)

9 months (2014)

% Change

EU-28

127,473

127,866

-0.3

Other Europe

25,638

27,397

-6.4

CIS(6)

75,931

80,602

-5.8

N.America

85,065

91,252

-6.8

S.America

33,350

33,821

-1.4

Africa

10,741

10,693

+0.5

Middle East

20,908

20,700

+1.0

Asia

828,922

846,057

-2.0

Oceania

4,342

4,115

+5.5

Note: The above outputs are in thousands of tonnes.