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Global crude steel production in October remains flat YoY at 137 million tonnes

World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 137 million tonnes in October 2014, the same compared to October 2013.

Region Oct’13 Oct ’14 YoY Jan-Oct’13 Jan-Oct’14 YoY
Asia 89055 92094 3.40% 884111 922250 4.30%
EU (28) 14652 14897 1.70% 138250 142639 3.20%
North America 10172 10212 0.40% 99438 101505 2.10%
CIS (6) 9034 8360 -7.50% 90764 88520 -2.50%
South America 3998 3997 0.00% 38695 37792 -2.30%
Other Europe 3228 2921 -9.50% 30304 30248 -0.20%
Middle East 2278 2490 9.30% 21501 23189 7.90%
Africa 1377 1255 -8.90% 13008 13286 2.10%
Oceania 459 514 12.00% 4682 4629 -1.10%


In ‘000 tonnes
Source – worldsteel
The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio for the 65 countries in October 2014 was 74.7%. It is -2.6 percentage points lower than October 2013. Compared to September 2014, it is -1.4 percentage points lower.
Top 25 countries

Rank Country Oct’13 Oct ’14 YoY Jan-Oct’13 Jan-Oct’14 YoY
1 China 65081 67516 3.70% 651347 681900 4.70%
2 Japan 9527 9362 -1.70% 91962 92489 0.60%
3 United States 7361 7310 -0.70% 72659 73667 1.40%
4 India 6676 7080 6.10% 67626 69492 2.80%
5 South Korea 5891 6166 4.70% 54557 59458 9.00%
6 Russia 5863 5840 -0.40% 57872 58995 1.90%
7 Germany 3765 3544 -5.90% 35518 36097 1.60%
8 Brazil 2978 3052 2.50% 28816 28609 -0.70%
9 Turkey 3050 2715 -11.00% 28698 28434 -0.90%
10 Ukraine 2622 1870 -28.70% 27554 23379 -15.20%
11 Italy 2213 2100 -5.10% 20124 20444 1.60%
12 Taiwan, China 1881 1970 4.70% 18622 18908 1.50%
13 Mexico 1623 1630 0.40% 15223 16039 5.40%
14 France 1287 1480 15.00% 13189 13647 3.50%
15 Iran 1378 1444 4.80% 12696 13511 6.40%
16 Spain 1299 1304 0.40% 11611 12034 3.60%
17 Canada 1050 1160 10.50% 5202 10719 106.10%
18 United Kingdom 1057 1060 0.30% 9864 10323 4.70%
19 Poland 653 765 17.20% 6677 7174 7.40%
20 Austria 708 705 -0.40% 6601 6581 -0.30%
21 Belgium 617 640 3.70% 5931 6177 4.10%
22 South Africa 615 620 0.80% 3528 5996 70.00%
23 Netherlands 604 620 2.60% 5536 5777 4.40%
24 Egypt 615 465 -24.40% 5560 5710 2.70%
25 Saudi Arabia 467 543 16.30% 4504 5205 15.60%


In ‘000 tonnes
Source – worldsteel

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