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World Steel in Figures 2018 now available

worldsteel has published the 2018 edition of World Steel in Figures. The publication provides a comprehensive overview of steel industry activities, stretching from crude steel production to apparent steel use, from indications of global steel trade flows to iron ore production and trade.

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April 2018 crude steel production

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 148.3 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2018, a 4.1% increase compared to April 2017.

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25 April 2018

March 2018 crude steel production

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 148.3 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2018, a 4.0% increase compared to March 2017.

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26 March 2018

February 2018 crude steel production

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 131.8 million tonnes (Mt) in February 2018, a 3.5% increase compared to February 2017.

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26 February 2018

January 2018 crude steel production

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 139.4 million tonnes (Mt) in January 2018, a 0.8% increase compared to January 2017.

31 January 2018

Blog: 2017 global steel production data – A pleasant surprise?

worldsteel Director General Edwin Basson discusses 2017 global steel production data and what 2018 will hold for the global steel industry.

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24 January 2018

World crude steel output increases by 5.3% in 2017

World crude steel production reached 1,691.2 million tonnes (Mt) for the year 2017, up by 5.3% compared to 2016. Crude steel production increased in all regions in 2017 except in the CIS, which has remained stable (subject to current estimates).