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EU, US Crude Steel production climb during April: worldsteel

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NEW YORK (Scrap Register): European Union and United States crude steel production climbed during the month of April this year, according to the latest figures released by the World Steel Association (worldsteel).

In the EU, Italy produced 2.1 Mt of crude steel, up by 3.7% on April 2017. France produced 1.4 Mt of crude steel, up by 10.7% compared to April 2017. Spain produced 1.3 Mt of crude steel, up by 7.5% on April 2017.

Turkey’s crude steel production for April 2018 was 3.0 Mt, down by 3.1% on April 2017. Crude steel production in Ukraine was 1.7 Mt this month, up 6.0% on April 2017.

The US produced 6.9 Mt of crude steel in April 2018, an increase of 3.6% compared to April 2017.

Brazil’s crude steel production for April 2018 was 3.0 Mt, up by 1.9% on April 2017.

Global crude steel capacity utilisation ratio during April was 76.9%. This is 2.4 percentage points higher than April 2017. Compared to March 2018, it is 2.4 percentage points higher.

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