Global crude steel production in March 2019

Global crude steel production in March 2019

Summary

In March 2019, the global crude steel output of 64 countries included in the World Steel Association statistics was 155 million tons, up 4.9% year-on-year.

In the first quarter of 2019, global crude steel productionwas 444.1 million tons, up 4.5% year-on-year. Crude steel production in thefirst quarter of Asia was 312.9 million tons, up 7.0% year-on-year. Crude steelproduction in the first quarter of the EU was 42.3 million tons, down 2.0%year-on-year. In the first quarter of North America, crude steel production was30.7 million tons, up 4.0% year-on-year.


China's crude steel output in March 2019 was 80.3 milliontons, up 10.0% year-on-year. India's crude steel output in March was 9.4million tons, down 1.0% year-on-year. Japan's crude steel output in March was9.1 million tons, unchanged from the same period of last year. South Korea'scrude steel output in March was 6.3 million tons, up 2.8% year-on-year.