Global gross steel production increased by 6.6% in May

In June 25th, the World Steel Association (WSA) released the global crude steel production data in May. In May, the gross steel output of the 64 countries and regions of the world’s Steel Association was 1.549 million tons, up 6.6%, the utilization rate of crude steel production was 77.7%, up 4.2 percentage points from the same period, and the ring ratio increased by 1 percentage points.

Among them, the output of crude steel in Asia is 1.088 million tons, up 7.7% from the same period, 14 million 980 thousand tons in EU, 1.8% in the same year, 10 million 100 thousand tons in North America, 4.3% in the same period, 3 million 520 thousand tons in South America, 5.7% in the same period, 3 million tons in Middle East, and 15.2% year-on-year. The CIS crude steel output was 9 million 30 thousand tons, an increase of 9.9% over the same period last year.

In May, the global blast furnace pig iron production was 1.067 million tons, an increase of 3.1% over the same period last year. Among them, the output of pig iron in Asia was 84 million 650 thousand tons, up 3.6% from the same period, 8 million 190 thousand tons in EU, 0.9% in the same year, 3 million tons in the North America, 8.9% in the same period, 2 million 460 thousand tons in South America, 10.4% in the same year, and 6 million 380 thousand tons in the CIS, and 3.1% compared with the same period.

Global crude steel output statistics for May 2018 (unit: 1000 tons)

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