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Steel Production Report
April 2020

Annual Steel Production Review

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 137.1 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2020, a 13.0% decrease compared to April 2019.

Due to the ongoing difficulties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, many of this month’s figures are estimates that may be revised with next month’s production update.

China produced 85.0 Mt of crude steel in April 2020, an increase of 0.2% compared to April 2019. India produced 3.1 Mt of crude steel production in April 2020, down 65.2% on April 2019. Japan produced 6.6 Mt of crude steel in April 2020, down 23.5% on April 2019.

Production in the EU is estimated to be 10,729.0 Mt in April 2020, down 22.9% on April 2019.

The US produced 5.0 Mt of crude steel in April 2020, a decrease of 32.5% compared to April 2019.

Production in the C.I.S. is estimated to be 6,554.0 Mt in April 2020, down 22.6% on April 2019. Ukraine produced 1.4 Mt of crude steel in April 2020, down 30.9% on April 2019.

Brazil produced 1.8 Mt of crude steel production in April 2020, down by 39.0% on April 2019.

Turkey’s crude steel output for April 2020 was 2.2 Mt, down by 26.3% on April 2019.

Updated: 22nd May 2020
Source: Worldsteel