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June world crude steel production 141.0M tonnes

July 24, 2017

Worldsteel published June’s world crude steel production on July 20th. World crude steel output was 141.0 million metric tonnes, 3.2% higher than in June 2016. World production for the first six months of 2017 was 4.3% higher than in the same period last year. China accounted for 52% of world output in June with production […]

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March world crude steel production 145.0M tonnes

April 26, 2017

Worldsteel published March’s world crude steel production on April 24th. World crude steel output was 145.0 million metric tonnes, 4.6% higher than in March 2016. World production in the first quarter of 2017 was 5.6% higher than in the same period last year. China accounted for half of world output in March with production of […]

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February world crude steel production 126.6M tonnes

March 23, 2017

Worldsteel published February’s world crude steel production yesterday. World crude steel output was 126.6 million metric tonnes, 4.1% higher than in February 2016, though February 2016 was one day longer. China accounted for 48% of world output in February with production of 61.2 million tonnes, 4.6% up on February 2016. Asian crude production outside of […]

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US flat steel products imports drop 15% in February

March 8, 2017

Based on reported import licenses, US flat products imports fell 15% from 878,000 short tons in January to 744,000 tons in February. Flat products imports in February 2016 were 860,000 tons and in February 2015 they were 1,254,000 tons. Imports of all flat products categories fell between January and February, though the largest declines came […]

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Who is expanding (or closing) capacity in the North American steel industry? Here’s your list

February 17, 2017

To keep track of North American steel industry capacity additions, closures, idlings, and restarts we put together a downloadable list with links to announcements and/or news sources. The spreadsheet is organized by product (upstream, carbon long products, carbon flat roll, stainless & silicon, pipe & tube, downstream, and steel-related) and can be viewed on the […]

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US flat products imports drop 12% in December

January 11, 2017

Based on reported import licenses, US flat products imports fell 12% from 944,000 short tons in November to 832,000 tons in December. Flat products imports in December 2015 were 882,000 tons and in December 2014 they were 1,333,000 tons. Imports of flat products for the full year of 2016 were 18% lower than in 2015 […]

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