According to a new report issued by the World Steel Association (WSA), production of crude steel in July by the 64 countries rose 1.7% year on year to 156.7 million metric tons.
In the first seven months of 2019, world crude steel production increased 4.6 percent year on year to 1.084 billion metric tons.
Crude steel production in the CIS in July slipped 1.5 percent to 8.7 million metric tons. Output in Ukraine totaled 1.8 million metric tons last month, down 1.7 percent compared with the year-ago period.
In Europe, output dipped 0.2 percent year on year last month to 13.6 million metric tons. Turkish production fell 10.6 percent year on year to 2.93 million metric tons.
Asia’s crude steel production rose 3.9 percent year on year in July to 113.26 million metric tons while China’s output last month was 85.2 million metric tons, an increase of 5.0 percent compared with July 2018. During the same period, India produced 9.2 million metric tons of crude steel, an increase of 1.7 percent compared with the year-ago period.
In North America, crude steel production fell 1.5 percent year on year in July to 10.12 million metric tons. The US produced 7.5 million metric tons of crude steel in July, an increase of 1.8 percent compared with July 2018, while Mexican output fell 17.9 percent year on year to 1.4 million metric tons. In South America, production fell 18.1 percent year on year to 3.2 million metric tons, with Brazilian output slumping 20.7 percent year on year to 2.4 million metric tons.