In the past month increased global steel production
The production of steel without treatment increased to sixty-seven countries. These countries are members of Worldsteel Association of steelmakers around the world. In March the production growth amounted to four six-tenths of a percent compared to the same period last year. Translated into financial terms, this is one hundred forty-five million tons.
For the first quarter of the current year produced more than four hundred and ten million tons. This is almost six percent more than in the first quarter of 2016.
In Asian countries, it produced 280 600 000 tons, which is five and a half per cent than in the same period last year. In the EU, production rose almost four percent to forty-two million tons. In the North American countries in the past three months has produced almost thirty million tons of steel. There has been recorded an increase of seven percent in comparison with the previous year. In the former Soviet Union produced twenty-six million tons of steel. It is four per cent higher than the same period last year.
China has made 72 000 000 tons of crude steel in March. This is 1.8% more than in March of the 16th year. In Japan produced nine million tons in March, also exceeding the same period last year by 1.8%.
In Germany it has produced almost four million tons of steel. In Italy, the production amounted to 2,200,000 tons of steel. Spain was smelted to 1 400 000 tons of steel without processing. France had made 1 300 000 tons. Growth for each country in comparison with the March 2016 was also different. In Germany And 1.9%; Italy — 9.5 Per Cent; Spain Is 15.7%; France — 18.1 Per Cent.
Turkish steel production for March of the current year was equal to three million one hundred thousand tons. In comparison with March of the sixteenth year, steel production increased by fourteen percent.
The United States has produced seven million tons of steel without processing for the current March. They showed an increase of three point four tenths of a percent compared to the same period last year.
Brazilian crude steel last month amounted to just under three million tonnes of product. This exceeds the same period last year by fourteen percent.
Two percent also increased the rate of utilization of the capacity of raw steel for all countries Worldstill. In March of this year it came to almost seventy three percent. Comparing with February, we see the growth of two steps.