Crude steel output increases by 0.8% worldwide

chartWorld crude steel production reached 1,628.5 million tonnes (Mt) for the year 2016, up by 0.8% compared to 2015. Crude steel production decreased in Europe, the Americas and Africa. Crude steel production increased in the CIS, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania.

Annual production for Asia was 1,125.1 Mt of crude steel in 2016, an increase of 1.6% compared to 2015. China’s crude steel production in 2016 reached 808.4 Mt, up by 1.2% on 2015. China’s share of world crude steel production increased from 49.4% in 2015 to 49.6% in 2016. Japan produced 104.8 Mt in 2016, down by -0.3% compared to 2015. India’s crude steel production for 2016 was 95.6 Mt, up by 7.4% on 2015. South Korea produced 68.6 Mt of crude steel in 2016, a decrease of -1.6% compared to 2015.

In 2016, the EU (28) produced 162.3 Mt of crude steel, a decrease of -2.3% compared to 2015. Germany produced 42.1 Mt of crude steel in 2016, down by -1.4% over 2015. Italy produced 23.3 Mt in 2016, an increase of 6.0% over 2015. Spain produced 13.7 Mt of crude steel in 2016, a decrease of -0.8% compared to 2015.

2016 crude steel production in North America was 111.0 Mt, the same amount as in 2015. The US produced 78.6 Mt of crude steel, down by -0.3% on 2015. Crude steel production in the CIS was 102.4 Mt in 2016, 0.8% higher than in 2015. Russia produced 70.8 Mt of crude steel in 2016, down by -0.1% on 2015. Ukraine recorded an increase of 5.5% with a year-end figure of 24.2 Mt. Annual crude steel production for South America was 39.2 Mt in 2016, a decrease of -10.6% on 2015. Brazil produced 30.2 Mt in 2016, down by -9.2% compared to 2015.

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