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Global Steel Production Jumps in April

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Production increased by 35.7 percent for the month from same time last year.

Recycling Today Staff May 21, 2010

Monthly figures from the World Steel Association (worldsteel), show that global crude steel production for April stands at 122 million metric tons, a 35.7 percent increase from figures the same time last year.

The association tracks production figures from steel companies in 66 countries reporting to worldsteel.

China’s crude steel production for April was 55.4 million metric tons, a 27 percent increase compared to last April. It is the highest amount of crude steel China has ever produced in a single month. (to view the country-by-country statistics, click here)

Worldsteel also reports that Japan produced 9 million metric tons of crude steel in April 2010, up 56.7 percent compared to the same month last year. South Korea’s crude steel production for April 2010 was 4.8million metric tons, 22.9 percent up compared to the same month last year.

In the European Union, Germany’s crude steel production for April 2010 was 3.9 million metric tons, an increase of 107.2 percent on April 2009. Italy produced 2.4 million metric tons, 57.9 percent higher than the same month in 2009. Spain produced 1.6 million metric tons of crude steel in April 2010, an increase of 36 percent compared to April 2009.

 Russia’s crude steel in April 2010 was 5.6 million metric tons, 28.9 percent higher than the same month 2009. In April 2010, Ukraine produced 3.0 million metric tons of crude steel in April 2010, an increase of 39 percent compared to April 2009.

Turkey produced 2.4 million metric tons of crude steel in April 2010, a 21.5 percent increase over the same month in 2009.

The United States produced 6.8 million metric tons of crude steel in April 2010, an increase of 79.4 percent compared to April 2009.

 Brazilian crude steel production was 2.7 million metric tons, 56.6 percent higher than April 2009.

Worldsteel also reported that crude steel capacity utilization rate for April stands at 83.4 percent, close to a 19 percent increase from the same time last year.

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