According to new data from the World Steel Association, world steel production in April fell by 13.5% and amounted to 136.4 million tons.
Within a month, production fell in all regions of the world, according to the association. In North America, production fell 28.3% year on year to 7.2 million tonnes. EU production fell by almost 29% to 9.9 million tonnes.
Then, as in South America, production fell by almost 43%, falling to 2.1 million tons.
In Asia, crude steel production fell 7.9% to 104.1 million tonnes. Chinese production, however, rose 0.2% to 85 million tonnes.
The association warned that the data could be revised in subsequent reports.
“Due to the ongoing difficulties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, many of this month’s numbers are estimates that could be revised with a production update next month,” World Steel said in a post.