September 2009 Steel Production is Down
Oct 27, 2009
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World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association was 107 million metric tons (mmt) in September, 0.6% lower than September 2008.

The World Steel Association said that China’s crude steel production for September 2009 was 50.7 mmt, 28.7% higher than September 2008. Japan produced 8.3 mmt of crude steel in September 2009, down by 18% compared to the same month last year. South Korea showed a decline of 2.4% from September 2008, producing 4.4 mmt of crude steel in September 2009.

In the EU, Germany’s crude steel production was 3.2 mmt in September 2009, a decrease of 21.7% from September 2008. France produced 1.3 mmt in September 2009, down 15.3% from September 2008. Turkey produced 2.1 mmt of crude steel in September 2009, down 1.8% from September 2008.

The U.S. produced 5.4 mmt of crude steel in September 2009, a decrease of 31.4% compared to the same month last year.

Iran produced 0.9 mmt of crude steel in August 2009, 4% more than in September 2008.

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