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Global steel production in June 2020 decreased by 7%

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steel Production in June 2020 declined in all countries except China, Ukraine and Turkey.

Global steel production in June 2020 decreased by 7%

Global steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World steel Association (worldsteel) was and 148.3 million tons in June 2020, which is 7.0 percent less than in June 2019. Because of the constant difficulties associated with the pandemic COVID-19, many of the numbers this month are estimates that may be revised with updated production next month.

For the first six months of world steel production amounted to 873,1 million tonnes, a decrease of 6.0% compared to the same period in 2019. Asia produced 642,0 million tons of steel in the first half of 2020, which is 3.0% less than in the first half of 2019. In the first half of 2020 in the EU was produced 68.3 million tons of steel, which is 18.7% less than in the first half of 2019. Steel production in North America in the first half of 2020 amounted to 50.2 million tonnes, a decrease of 17.6% compared to the first half of 2019.

In June 2020 in China were produced and 91.6 million tons of steel, which is 4.5% more than in June 2019. In June 2020, India produced 6.9 million tons of crude steel, which is 26.3% less than in June 2019. In June 2020, Japan has produced 5.6 million tons of steel, which is 36.3% less compared to June 2019. Steel production in South Korea in June 2020 amounted to 5.1 million tons, which is 14.3% lower than last year.

Germany in June 2020, has produced some 2.5 million tonnes of steel, which is 27.3 percent less than in June 2019. Italy has produced 1.8 million tons of steel in June 2020, which is 13.0% less than in June 2019. France and Spain produced 0.8 million tons of steel in June 2020, which is 34.9% and 31.5% lower, respectively, than in June 2019.

In June 2020, the United States produced 4.7 million tons of steel, which is 34.5% less than in June 2019.

steel Production in the CIS is estimated at 7.9 million tons in June 2020, which is 5.0% less than in June 2019. Ukraine produced 1.8 million tons of steel in June 2020, which is 9.0% more than in June 2019.

steel Manufacturing in Turkey in June 2020 amounted to 2.8 million tons, which is 4.1% more than in June 2019.

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