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Global crude steel production in April 2018 surges by 4pct YoY

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.
Region Wise

Region Apr’17 Apr’18 YoY Jan-Apr’17 Jan-Apr’18 YoY
Total 64 countries 142433 148 322 4.0% 550 952 573 680 4.0%
Asia 99 243 103 457 4.1% 379 047 395 400 4.1%
EU (28) 14 387 14 876 3.3% 57 070 58 229 2.0%
North America 9 360 9 955 6.0% 38 294 39 608 3.3%
C.I.S. (6) 8 193 8 391 2.4% 33 039 33 368 1.0%
South America 3 675 3 828 4.0% 14 095 14 908 5.5%
Other Europe 3 345 3 220 -3.9% 12 891 13 651 5.6%
Middle East 2 674 2 904 7.9% 10 231 11 631 12.0%
Africa 1 090 1 131 3.6% 4 406 4 768 7.6%
Oceania 466 559 16.6% 1 880 2 117 11.2%
 

In ‘000 tonne
Source -worldsteel

Top 25 Nations

Rank Country Apr’17 Apr’18 YoY Jan-Apr’17 Jan-Apr’18 YoY
1 China 73 195 76 698 4.6% 273 223 287 495 5.0%
2 India 8 228 8 692 5.3% 33 956 35 381 4.0%
3 Japan 8 755 8 723 -0.4% 34 985 35 129 0.4%
4 United States 6 691 6 930 3.5% 26 983 27 747 2.8%
5 Russia 5 891 6 030 2.3% 23 575 23 797 0.9%
6 South Korea 5 503 5 893 6.6% 22 818 23 696 3.7%
7 Germany 3 842 3 775 -1.8% 14 817 14 785 -0.2%
8 Turkey 3 046 2 953 -3.2% 11 886 12 492 4.9%
9 Brazil 2 895 2 949 1.8% 11 143 11 594 3.9%
10 Italy 1 988 2 061 3.6% 8 164 8 486 3.8%
11 Iran 1 735 1 950 11.0% 6 369 8 127 21.6%
12 Mexico 1 575 1 790 12.0% 6 606 6 993 5.5%
13 Ukraine 1 623 1 721 5.7% 6 997 6 985 -0.2%
14 Taiwan, China 1 943 1 660 -17.0% 7 688 6 766 -13.6%
15 France 1 264 1 398 9.6% 5 167 5 374 3.9%
16 Spain 1 224 1 316 7.0% 4 882 4 911 0.6%
17 Canada 1 046 1 190 12.1% 4 510 4 674 3.5%
18 Vietnam (2) 799 995 19.8% 3 213 3 692 13.0%
19 Poland 891 875 -1.8% 3 393 3 548 4.4%
20 Belgium 635 740 14.2% 2 635 2 756 4.4%
21 Austria 674 637 -5.9% 2 714 2 639 -2.8%
22 UK 709 769 7.8% 2 617 2 632 0.6%
23 Egypt 543 615 11.7% 2 185 2 531 13.7%
24 Netherlands 552 573 3.7% 2 223 2 326 4.4%
25 South Africa 493 486 -1.4% 2 067 2 081 0.7%
 

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.

Source : STRATEGIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE, STEELGURU

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