World crude steel production in September increased by 2.9%

In September 2020, global crude steel production in 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) amounted to 156.4 million tonnes, up 2.9% from 2019. Due to the ongoing difficulties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, many of this month’s figures are estimates that could be revised with a production update next month.

Global steel production was 1,347.4 million tonnes in the first nine months of 2020, down 3.2% from the same period in 2019. Asia produced approximately 1,001.7 million tonnes of steel in the first nine months of 2020, up 0.2% over the same period. for the same period in 2019. The EU produced 99.4 million tonnes of steel in the same period, down 17.9% from the same period in 2019. Steel production in the CIS amounted to 74.3 million tons, which is 2.5% less, and in North America this figure. amounted to 74 million tons, which is 18.2% less than in 2019.

In September 2020, China produced 92.6 million tons of steel, which is 10.9% more than in September 2019. India produced 8.5 million tonnes of steel, down 2.9%, while Japan produced 6.5 million tonnes, down 19.3%. In South Korea, steel production in September 2020 was 2.1% compared to September 2019 and amounted to 5.8 million tonnes.

In September 2020, Germany produced 3 million tons of steel, down 9.7%, while Italy produced 1.8 million tons, down 18.7%. In September 2020, France produced 1 million tons of steel, which is 20.1% less, and in Spain – 0.9 million tons, which is 20.7% less than in September 2019.

Production in the CIS is estimated at 8.2 million tonnes in September 2020, 0.3% less than last year. Ukraine produced 1.7 million tons, down 5.4%.

In September 2020, the United States produced 5.7 million tonnes of steel, 18.5% less than last year.

Steel production in Turkey in September 2020 increased by 18% to 3.2 million tons.

Brazilians produced 2.6 million tonnes of steel in September 2020, up 7.5%.

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