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EU-28 crude steel production sees slight recovery in April
May 27,2015 14:00CST
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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 were up marginally by 0.3% during the month of April year-on-year.

Author: Paul Ploumis
27 May 2015 Last updated at 01:57:08 GMT
CANTERBURY (Scrap Monster): According to the recent data published by the World Steel Association (World steel), the crude steel production by EU-28 countries were up marginally by 0.3% during the month of April year-on-year.

Germany recorded the highest output during the month of April. The country produced 3.642 Million tonnes during the month, which is lower by 1.9% when compared with the country’s output of 3.713 Million tonnes during April 2014. On a year-on-year basis, Hungary recorded the biggest jump in production. Hungarian crude steel output surged 68.7% over the previous year.

The lowest output was by Croatia. However, the total crude steel output by Croatia jumped higher by over 7% from 19,000 tonnes in April 2014 to 20,000 tonnes in April this year.

Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, the UK and other EU-28 region recorded increased year-on-year crude steel production. Czech Republic recorded the biggest decline in crude steel output in Apr ‘15, falling by 10.4% when compared with the previous year.

The following table provides cumulative crude steel output for the first four months in 2015 in comparison with those during same period in 2014.

 

Country

4 months (2015)

4 months (2014)

% Change

Austria

2,667

2,674

-0.3

Belgium

2,518

2,490

+1.2

Bulgaria

195

203

-3.8

Croatia

63

74

-14.9

Czech Republic

1,794

1,836

-2.3

Finland

1,361

1,311

+3.8

France

5,338

5,538

-3.6

Germany

14,704

15,001

-2.0

Greece

322

312

+3.2

Hungary

551

310

+77.7

Italy

7,823

8,649

-9.6

Luxembourg

765

757

+1.0

Netherlands

2,349

2,310

+1.7

Poland

3,192

2,780

+14.8

Slovakia

1,652

1,523

+8.4

Slovenia

217

215

+1.2

Spain

5,054

4,910

+2.9

Sweden

1,742

1,605

+8.6

United Kingdom

4,065

4,144

-1.9

Other EU

1,728

1,652

+4.6

Note: Output in thousands of tonnes

crude steel output
steel production
world
steel
April 2015
steel export
global steel
EU
europe

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