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North American crude steel output up 2.2% in Dec '14
Jan 23,2015 15:34CST
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According to the recent data published by the World Steel Association, the crude steel production by North American countries edged higher by 2.2% during the month of Dec ‘14 year-on-year.

Author: Paul Ploumis
22 Jan 2015 Last updated at 23:36:40 GMT
BRUSSELS (Scrap Monster): According to the recent data published by the World Steel Association, the crude steel production by North American countries edged higher by 2.2% during the month of Dec ‘14 year-on-year.

The total crude steel production by Canada during Dec ‘14 was 970,000 tonnes, higher than the 2013 production of 950,000 tonnes by 2.1%. The US produced 7.383 Million tonnes of crude steel, higher by 3.7% when compared to 7.120 Million tonnes production achieved during Dec 2013. The total crude steel production by Mexico declined by 2.7% from 1.542 Mt in Dec ‘13 to 1.500 Mt December last year.

The Cuban crude steel production increased marginally by 0.9% to 35,000 tonnes. The crude steel output by El Salvador was estimated at 12,000 tonnes in Dec ‘14, down by 4.3% when compared with 13,000 tonnes a year before. Guatemala produced 40,000 tonnes in Dec ‘14, down 1.8% from the same month a year ago. The crude steel output by Trinidad & Tobago plunged by 36.2% in Dec ‘14 to 37,000 tonnes from 57,000 tonnes during same month the previous year.

The following table provides cumulative crude steel output for the entire year 2014 in comparison with 2013.

Country

2014

2013

% Change

Canada

12,595

12,349

+2.0

Cuba

331

322

+2.8

El Salvador

121

118

+1.8

Guatemala

393

385

+2.1

Mexico

18,977

18,208

+4.2

Trinidad & Tobago

483

616

-21.5

United States

88,347

86,878

+1.7

Note: Output in thousands of tonnes

crude steel output
steel production
world
steel
Dec 2014
steel export
global steel
north america

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