Global Crude Steel Production Up 5% in April
Jun 2, 2011
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World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 127 million metric tons (mmt) in April 2011. This is 5.0% higher than in April 2010.

April 2011 crude steel production:
• China's crude steel production for April 2011 was 59.0 mmt, up 7.1% compared to April 2010
• Japan: 8.4 mmt in April 2011, down 6.3% compared to April 2010 due to production disruptions caused by the recent earthquake and tsunami
• South Korea: 5.9 mmt of crude steel, up 15.9% from April 2010
• Germany: 3.8 mmt, down 1.7% compared to April 2010
• Italy: 2.5 mmt, up 9.8%
• Spain: 1.5 mmt, down 5.8%
• Turkey: 2.8 mmt, up 14.3%
• United States: 7.1 mmt, up 2.1%
• Egypt: 0.5 mmt, down 0.8%

The world crude steel capacity utilization ratio of the 64 countries was 82.8% in April 2011, 0.9 percentage points higher than in March 2011. The April 2011 utilization ratio remained unchanged compared to April 2010.

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