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Global crude steel production in February 2015 up marginally YoY

World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 128 million tonnes in February 2015, a 0.6% increase compared to February 2014. 

Region Feb ’15 J-Feb’15
Total 65 countries 127,626 261,407 
Asia 87,262 177,331 
European Union (28) 13,619 27,898 
North America 8,853 18,972 
CIS (6) 7,830 16,440 
South America 3,512 7,358 
Other Europe 2,601 5,386 
Middle East 2,342 4,666 
Africa 1,140 2,386 
Oceania 467 969


In ‘000 tonnes
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Top 25 countries

Rank Country Feb ’15 J-Feb’15
1 China 65,030 130,530 
2 Japan 8,434 17,456 
3 India 6,910 14,563 
4 United States 6,261 13,520 
5 Russia 5,739 11,953 
6 South Korea 5,097 11,012 
7 Germany 3,512 7,191 
8 Brazil 2,681 5,646 
9 Turkey 2,394 4,976 
10 Italy 1,968 3,848 
11 Taiwan, China 1,790 3,769 
12 Ukraine 1,588 3,459 
13 Mexico 1,465 3,086 
14 Iran 1,409 2,775 
15 France 1,283 2,589 
16 Spain 1,142 2,395 
17 Canada 1,040 2,190 
18 United Kingdom 969 2,033 
19 Austria 646 1,333 
20 Belgium 600 1,235 
21 Egypt 550 1,155 
22 Netherlands 551 1,149 
23 Poland 545 1,148 
24 Saudi Arabia (1) 509 1,067 
25 South Africa 500 1,050


In ‘000 tonnes
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The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 65 countries in February 2015 was 73.4%. It is -1.7 percentage points lower than February 2014. Compared to January 2015, it is 3.8 percentage points higher.
Source – Strategic Research Institute

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