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World Crude Steel production dips 2.8% October

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BRUSSELS (Scrap Register): World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association was 151.5 million tonnes in October 2019, a 2.8% decrease compared to October 2018.

China’s crude steel production for October 2019 was 81.5 million tonnes i, a decrease of 0.6% compared to October 2018. India produced 9.1 million tonnes it of crude steel in October 2019, down 3.4% on October 2018.

Japan produced 8.2 million tonnes i of crude steel in October 2019, down 4.9% on October 2018. South Korea’s crude steel production was 6.0 million tonnes i in October 2019, a decrease of 3.5% on October 2018.

In the EU, Germany produced 3.3 million tonnes i of crude steel in October 2019, down by 6.8% on October 2018. Italy produced 2.2 million tonnes i of crude steel in October 2019, down by 3.7% on October 2018. France produced 1.2 million tonnes i of crude steel in October 2019, a 10.6% decrease compared to October 2018. Spain produced 1.2 million tonnes i of crude steel in October 2019, down by 7.6% on October 2018.

The US produced 7.4 million tonnes i of crude steel in October 2019, a decrease of 2.0% compared to October 2018. Brazil’s crude steel production for October 2019 was 2.6 million tonnes i, down by 19.4% on October 2018.

Turkey’s crude steel production for October 2019 was 2.7 million tonnes i, down by 15.0% on October 2018. Crude steel production in Ukraine was 1.6 million tonnes i this month, down 12.7% on October 2018.

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