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China Outpaces Other Steel-Producing Countries
China’s crude steel production was 57.5 million tonnes in November. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 8.5 million tonnes, a drop of 2.3 percent. compared to the same month last year. South Korea’s production fell to 5.6 million tonnes, 2.7 percent lower than in November of 2011.
In the EU, Germany produced 3.4 million tonnes of crude steel, which was about the same amount as it produced in the previous year. Italy’s production dropped nearly 13 percent on 2.2 million tonnes. Likewise France’s production was 1.3 million tonnes, a decrease of -5.4 percent, while Spain’s production fell 14.2 percent on 1 million tonnes of crude steel.
Turkey’s crude steel production for November 2012 was 3 million tonnes, an increase of 4.6 percent. Russia produced 5.5 million tonnes, which was about the same as in the previous November. However, the Ukrain’es production fell nearly 8 percent on 2.7 million tonnes.
In the U.S., steel production also dropped. The U.S. produced 6.7 million tonnes of crude steel, a decrease of 4.8 percent compared with November 2011.
Brazil’s crude steel production rose 2.4 percent to reach 2.8 million tonnes.
The crude steel capacity utilization ratio for the 62 countries reporting to the World Steel Association increased 1.6 percentage points over November 2011 to reach 76.1 percent.