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Europe's crude steel output climbed 2.7% in May this year
Jun 27,2014 10:37CST
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According to the recent data published by the World Steel Association (World steel), the crude steel production by EU-28 countries rose by 2.7% during the month of May year-on-year.

 

Europe's crude steel output climbed 2.7% in May this year
 
CANTERBURY (Scrap Monster): According to the recent data published by the World Steel Association (World steel), the crude steel production by EU-28 countries rose by 2.7% during the month of May year-on-year.

The highest output during May was achieved by Germany. Germany produced 3.922 Million tonnes during the month, which is considerably higher by 7.3% compared to the country’s output of 3.654 Million tonnes during May 2013.

The lowest output was by Croatia. The total crude steel output by Croatia surged 232.2% higher from 6,000 tonnes in May 2013 to 20,000 tonnes in May this year. On a year-on-year basis, Croatia recorded the biggest increase in production.

Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and the UK recorded increased year-on-year crude steel production. France recorded biggest drop in production, falling by 4% from 1.424 million tonnes to 1.366 million tonnes.

The following table provides cumulative crude steel output for the first five months in 2014 in comparison with those during same period in 2013.

 

 

Country

5 months (2014)

5 months (2013)

% Change

Austria

3,335

3,325

+0.3

Belgium

3,156

2,992

+5.5

Bulgaria

254

209

+21.5

Croatia

94

55

+70.5

Czech Republic

2,301

2,196

+4.8

Finland

1,648

1,482

+11.2

France

6,904

6,647

+3.9

Germany

18,923

18,036

+4.9

Greece

418

402

+4.0

Hungary

390

304

+28.3

Italy

10,939

10,485

+4.3

Luxembourg

937

859

+9.1

Netherlands

2,881

2,582

+11.6

Poland

3,433

3,222

+6.5

Slovakia

1,953

1,996

-2.1

Slovenia

272

248

+9.7

Spain

6,197

6,225

-0.5

Sweden

2,019

1,905

+6.0

United Kingdom

5,106

4,657

+9.7

Other EU

2,125

2,249

-5.5

Note: Output in thousands of tonnes

european steel demand
import
export
steel price
crude steel output
May 2014
the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)

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