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World Steel Production Report

ISSB Monthly World Steel Production Review

WORLD STEEL REVIEW, February 2019

MONTHLY REVIEW

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 146.7 million tonnes (Mt) in January 2019, a 1.0% increase compared to January 2018.

China's crude steel production for January 2019 was 75.0 Mt, an increase of 4.3% compared to January 2018. India produced 9.2 Mt of crude steel in January 2019, down 1.9% on January 2018. Japan produced 8.1 Mt of crude steel in January 2019, down 9.8% on January 2018. South Korea's crude steel production stood at 6.2 Mt, down 1.5% on January 2018.

In the EU, Italy's crude steel production for January 2019 was 2.0 Mt, down by 3.6% on January 2018. France produced 1.2 Mt of crude steel in January 2019, a decrease of 9.7% compared to January 2018. Spain produced 1.2 Mt of crude steel in January 2019, an increase of 5.9% on January 2018.

The US produced 7.6 Mt of crude steel in January 2019, an 11.0% increase on January 2018.

Crude steel production in Ukraine was 1.9 Mt in January 2019, down 4.9% on January 2018.

Brazil's crude steel production for January 2019 was 2.9 Mt, up by 2.3% on January 2018.

Turkey's crude steel production for January 2019 was 2.6 Mt, down by 19.5% on January 2018.

ANNUAL REVIEW

Global crude steel production reached 1,808.6 million tonnes (Mt) for the year 2018, up by 4.6% compared to 2017. Crude steel production increased in all regions in 2018 except in the EU, which saw a 0.3% contraction.

Asia produced 1,271.1 Mt of crude steel in 2018, an increase of 5.6% compared to 2017. China's crude steel production in 2018 reached 928.3 Mt, up by 6.6% on 2017. China's share of global crude steel production increased from 50.3% in 2017 to 51.3% in 2018. India's crude steel production for 2018 was 106.5 Mt, up by 4.9% on 2017, meaning India has replaced Japan as the world's second largest steel producing country. Japan produced 104.3 Mt in 2018, down 0.3% compared to 2017. South Korea produced 72.5 Mt of crude steel in 2018, an increase of 2.0% compared to 2017.

The EU produced 168.1 Mt of crude steel in 2018, a decrease of 0.3% compared to 2017. Germany* produced 42.4 Mt of crude steel in 2018, a decrease of 2.0% on 2017. Italy produced 24.5 Mt in 2018, up by 1.7% on 2017. France produced 15.4 Mt of crude steel, a decrease of 0.7% on 2017. Spain produced 14.3 Mt of crude steel in 2018, a decrease of 0.1% on 2017.

Crude steel output in North America was 120.5 Mt in 2018, 4.1% higher than in 2017. The US produced 86.7 Mt of crude steel, up by 6.2% on 2017.

The CIS produced 101.3 Mt, an increase of 0.3%. Russia* produced 71.7 Mt of crude steel in 2018, up by 0.3% on 2017. Ukraine produced 21.1 Mt of crude steel in 2018, a decrease of -1.1% compared to 2017.

Annual crude steel production for South America was 44.3 Mt in 2018, an increase of 1.3% on 2017. Brazil produced 34.7 Mt in 2018, up by 1.1% compared to 2017.

The Middle East produced 38.5 Mt of crude steel in 2018, an increase of 11.7% on 2017. Iran* produced 25.0 Mt in 2018, up 17.7% on 2017.

Turkey's crude steel output for 2018 was 37.3 Mt, down by 0.6% on 2017.



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