Worldwide crude steel production up 6.1% year-on-year in September
Global crude steel production was up by 6.1% year-on-year in September, according to the World Steel Assn (Worldsteel).
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Global crude steel production was 133 million tonnes for the month.
In the world’s largest steel-producing nation, China, crude steel production rose by 11% year-on-year to 65.4 million tonnes.
Crude steel production rose only marginally in the EU27, gaining by 0.32% year-on-year to 14.3 million tonnes in September.
Europe’s top steel-producing nation, Germany, increased its output by 1.4% year-on-year to 3.6 million tonnes.
In Europe’s second-largest steel producing nation, Italy, production fell by 10.4% year-on-year to 2.1 million tonnes.
In North America, September crude steel production rose by 3% year-on-year to 9.9 million tonnes.
And in the CIS, crude production rose by 5% year-on-year to 8.8 million tonnes.