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March 2010 Crude Steel Production

Brussels - World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 120 million metric tons (mmt) in March. This is 30.6% higher than March 2009.

In the first three months of 2010 Asia produced 219 mmt of crude steel, an increase of 27% over the first quarter of 2009. The EU produced 42 mmt of crude steel in the first quarter of 2010, up by 37% compared to the same quarter of 2009. North America showed an increase of 53.8%, producing 27 mmt of crude steel during the first three months of 2010.

China’s crude steel production for March 2010 was 55 mmt, an increase of 22.5% on March 2009. Japan produced 9.3 mmt of crude steel in March 2010, up 62.8% compared to the same month last year. India’s crude steel production for March 2010 was 5.5 mmt, 9.2% up compared to the same month last year. South Korea produced 4.8 mmt of crude steel in March 2010, 29.6% higher than March 2009.

In the EU, Germany’s crude steel production for March 2010 was 4.0 mmt, an increase of 91.5% compared to March 2009. Italy produced 2.4 mmt, 43.5% higher than the same month in 2009. Spain produced 1.6 mmt of crude steel in March 2010, an increase of 33% on March 2009.

Russia’s crude steel in March 2010 was 5.5 mmt, 19.6% higher than the same month 2009. In March 2010, Ukraine produced 3.0 mmt, an increase of 25.8% compared to March 2009.

Turkey produced 2.2 mmt of crude steel in March 2010, a 19.7% increase over the same month in 2009.

The US produced 6.9 mmt of crude steel in March 2010, an increase of 74.2% compared to March 2009.

Brazilian crude steel production was 2.8 mmt, 63.4% higher than March 2009.

The world crude steel capacity utilisation ratio of the 66 countries in March 2010 was 80.2%, no change from February 2010. Compared to March 2009, the utilisation ratio in March 2010 increased by 15.3 percentage points.

Source: World Steel Association, April 20, 2010

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