In September 2018, the global crude steel output of 64countries included in the World Steel Association statistics was 151.7 milliontons, an increase of 4.4% year-on-year.
Global crude steel production in the first ten months of 2018was 1.347 billion tons, up 4.7% year-on-year. Among them, crude steel output inAsia was 946.8 million tons, up 5.5% year-on-year; crude steel production inthe EU region was 128 million tons, up 1.3% year-on-year; crude steelproduction in North America was 89.7 million tons, up 3.4% year-on-year; Theregional crude steel output was 76.2 million tons, an increase of 1.8%year-on-year.
China's crude steel output in September 2018 was 80.8 milliontons, up 7.5% year-on-year. Japan's crude steel output in September was 8.4million tons, down 2.4% year-on-year.
In the EU region, France's crude steel output in September2018 was 1.3 million tons, up 1.4% year-on-year. Italy's crude steel output inSeptember was 2.2 million tons, down 0.8% year-on-year. Spain's crude steeloutput in September was 1.3 million tons, up 5.1% year-on-year.