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World’s production of crude steel rose 6.6% in November

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World’s production of crude steel rose 6.6% in November

 

 

 

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 158.3 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2020, a 6.6% increase compared to November 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.

 

 

In Asia, China produced 87.7 Mt of crude steel in November 2020, an increase of 8.0% compared to November 2019. India produced 9.2 Mt of crude steel in November 2020, up 3.5% on November 2019. Japan produced 7.3 Mt of crude steel in November 2020, down 5.9% on November 2019. South Korea’s crude steel production for November 2020 was 5.8 Mt, down by 2.4% on November 2019.

 

 

In the European Union, Germany produced 3.4 Mt of crude steel in November 2020, up 14.8% on November 2019. Italy produced 2.0 Mt of crude steel in November 2020, up 3.2% on November 2019. France produced 1.1 Mt of crude steel in November 2020, up 3.7% on November 2019.

In North America, the United States produced 6.1 Mt of crude steel in November 2020, a decrease of 13.7% compared to November 2019.

 

 

In the C.I.S., production is estimated to be 8.2 Mt in November 2020, up 7.0% on November 2019. Ukraine produced 1.7 Mt of crude steel in November 2020, up 30.8% on November 2019.

In other Europe, Turkey’s crude steel production for November 2020 was 3.2 Mt, up by 11.6% on November 2019.

 

 

In South America, Brazil produced 3.0 Mt of crude steel in November 2020, up 11.2% on November 2019.

 

Crude steel production of Arab countries

 

 

Saudi Arabia produced 720,000 tonnes of crude steel in November 2020, up 12.3% compared to November 2019. Egypt’s  crude steel production in November 672,000 tonnes, up 11.2% compared to November 2019. UAE  produced 239,000 tonnes of crude steel down -17.1% compared to November 2019. Qatar  produced 81,000 tonnes of crude steel down -53.7% compared to November 2019,  Libya  produced 70,000 tonnes of crude steel up 6.7% compared to November 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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