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May 2018 crude steel production

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 154.9 million tonnes (Mt) in May  2018, 6.6% increase compared to May 2017.

 

 

China’s crude steel production for May 2018 was 81.1 Mt, an increase of 8.9% compared to May 2017. Japan produced 9.1 Mt of crude steel in May 2018, an increase 1.0% on May 2017. India produced 8.8 Mt of crude steel in May 2018, an increase of 7.6% compared to May 2017.

 

The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio of the 64 countries in Mayl 2018 was 77.7%. This is 4.2 percentage points higher than May  2017. Compared to April 2018, it is 1.0 percentage points higher.

 

 

Egypt’s crude steel production for April 2018 was 626,000  tons, an increase of 8.8% compared to May 2017. Libya  produced 22,000 tons of crude steel in April 2018, down 42.6% on May  2017. Saudi Arabia  produced 447,000 tons of crude steel in May 2018, an increase 37.8% compared to May 2017. UAE  produced 299,000 tons of crude steel in May 2018, an increase 3.8% compared to May 2017. Qatar  produced 234,000 tons of crude steel in May 2018, an increase of 20.0% compared to May 2017.