July 2020 crude steel production
by Hans Diederichs
World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 152.7 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2020, a 2.5% decrease compared to July 2019. Due to the ongoing difficulties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, many of this month’s figures are estimates that may be revised with next month’s production update. China produced 93.4 Mt of crude steel in July 2020, an increase of 9.1% compared to July 2019.Japan produced 6.0 Mt of crude steel in July 2020, down 27.9% on July 2019. South Korea’s steel production for July 2020 was 5.5 Mt, down by 8.3% on July 2019.
Germany produced 2.4 Mt of crude steel in July 2020, down 24.7% on July 2019. Production in the EU overall is estimated to be 9.8 Mt of crude steel in July 2020, down by 24.4% on July 2019.The United States produced 5.2 Mt of crude steel in July 2020, a decrease of 29.4% compared to July 2019.
Production in the C.I.S. is estimated to be 8.1 Mt in July 2020, down 5.8% on July 2019. Ukraine produced 1.8 Mt of crude steel in July 2020, down 1.9% on July 2019.Turkey’s crude steel production for July 2020 was 3.1 Mt, up by 7.4% on July 2019own by 8.3% on July 2019.
Source and graphic: worldsteel