July 2010 crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to worldsteel
Elsewhere in Asia,
In the EU,
Russia produced 5.6 mmt of crude steel in July 2010, an 11.5% increase over the same month last year and Ukraine’s crude steel production for July 2010 was 2.4 mmt, down -9.6% compared to July in 2009.
World crude steel production in July 2010 was -2.1% lower in comparison with July 2008, before the impact of the global economic crisis was felt. However, while China, South Korea and Iran showed increased crude steel production in July 2010 compared to the same month in 2008, the US, Germany, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and Japan are not yet back to pre-crisis production levels.
The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio of the 66 countries in July 2010 declined significantly to 75.1% from 80.4% in June 2010. Compared to July 2009, the utilisation ratio in July 2010 increased by 2.7 percentage points.