SMM9, March 24: according to information provided by the German Iron and Steel Federation WV Stah, German crude steel production fell 13.2% to 2.83 million tons in August compared with the same period last year. Between January and August, German crude steel production fell 16.5 per cent from a year earlier to 22.71 million tons. Crude steel production in Germany is still on a downward trend, and there is no sign of stabilizing production.
In August, German pig iron production fell 15 per cent to 1.82 million tons, while pig iron production from January to August fell 19.1 per cent from a year earlier to 14.26 million tons.
The country's hot-rolled steel production fell 13.2 per cent to 2.4 million tons in August and 15.8 per cent to 198.6 billion tons in the first eight months, both down from the same period last year.