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Crude steel production in the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association totalled 130 million tonnes in November 2014, just 0.1% higher than in November 2013. The eleven months total was 1,498 million tonnes, which was 1.8% higher than the same period last year. However, excluding China, the monthly total rose by 0.3%, whereas the year to date total increased by 1.7%.

Steel production in the 28 member countries of the European Union decreased by 0.8% in November 2014 compared to the previous November to 14.26 million tonnes, although the eleven months total was 2.3% higher at 156.7 million tonnes. German production fell by 1.9% in November, bringing the eleven months total up by 1.3% to 39.7 million tonnes. Production in Italy, however, fell by 13.9% in November, while the year to date total decreased by 0.2% to 22.3 million tonnes. French steel production, on the other hand, rose by 5.8% in the month, while the year to date total increased by 3.7% to 15 million tonnes. Spanish November production was down by 1.9%, while the eleven months total was just 0.3% down at 13.3 million tonnes. UK monthly steel production increased by 1.8%, bringing the year to date total up 3.6% to 11.2 million tonnes. The Polish eleven months total rose by 7.9% to 7.9 million tonnes.

Turning to the rest of Europe Turkish steel production fell by 8.6% in November, but fell by 1.7% in the year to date to 31.2 million tonnes. The Norwegian eleven months total was just 0.3% up at 545 thousand tonnes, while in Bosnia-Herzegovina the year to date total increased by 12% to 732 thousand tonnes. In Serbia production jumped by 30% to 513 thousand tonnes.

According to ACEA, the European car manufacturers’ association, European car registrations rose by 1.2% in November, and by 5.5% in the eleven months. Registrations in Germany, the largest market, decreased by 1.8% in November, but rose by 2.6% in the year to date to 2.8 million cars. UK registrations, however, were up by 8% in November and by 9.4% in the eleven months to 2.3 million cars. In France, on the other hand, registrations showed a 2.7% decrease in November, while the year to date total was 1.1% higher at 1.6 million cars. In Italy monthly registrations increased by 5% with the year 4.3% up at 1.27 million cars. The fifth largest market, Spain however, showed an increase of 17.4% in the month and 18.1% in the year to date to 782 thousand cars, while the Belgian eleven months total was 1.1% down at 456 thousand cars.

In the CIS countries crude steel production in Russia increased by 5.8% in November bringing the year to date total up 2.8% to nearly 65 million tonnes. However, Ukrainian November production was down by 28.6%, making the eleven months total 25.3 million tonnes, a drop of 16%. Steel production in Kazakhstan increased by 14.8% in the year to date to 3.4 million tonnes, while in Belarus production rose by 9.2% to 2.3 million tonnes.

Steel production in the USA increased by 1.5% in November, and also 1.5% in the year to date to 81 million tonnes. Canadian production rose by 1.9% in November, and by 3% in the eleven months to 11.7 million tonnes. Mexican steel production was 8.8% up in the month, while the year to date total increased by 5.6% to 17.6 million tonnes.

In South America, Brazilian crude steel production rose by 2.4% in November, although the year to date total was down by 0.4% to 31.4 million tonnes compared to last year. However, Argentinian production in November fell by 1.7%, bringing the eleven months total up 6.1% to 5 million tonnes. Venezuelan crude steel production, on the other hand, jumped by 60% in the month on a very low base, making the year to date total fall by 34% to 1.35 million tonnes.

Crude steel production in the MENA region was mixed with Iranian production up 6.1% in November and 6.4% in the year to 15 million tonnes. The Egyptian total, on the other hand, fell by 29% in the month, and by 0.5% in the year to date to 6.2 million tonnes. Saudi Arabian production jumped by 24% in November, making the eleven months 15.8% higher at 5.7 million tonnes. However, South African steel production fell by 4% in the month, while the eleven months total was just 0.7% down at 6.6 million tonnes. The Qatar eleven months total rose by 34% to 2.8 million tonnes, while the UAE total was down 17.5% to 2.2 million tonnes.

In Asia Chinese steel production decreased by just 0.2% in November, while the eleven months total was up by 1.9% to nearly 749 million tonnes, 50% of the world total. Indian steel production increased by 4.8% in the month, but increased by 2.4% in the year to date to 76 million tonnes. Japanese production, however, fell by 1.1% in November, although the year to date total was up by 0.4% to 102 million tonnes. South Korean steel production increased by 5.5% in the month, and by 8.5% in the year to date to 65 million tonnes. Taiwanese steel production rose by 4.7% in November and by 1.7% in the January to November period to 20.8 million tonnes.

China exported almost 9.7 million tonnes in November, its highest monthly tonnage ever and more steel than Japan made in November. The monthly total was 14% higher than in October and almost double the November 2013 total. By far the largest product group exported in November was hot rolled bars and flats at 2.6 million tonnes, 37% higher than in October and more than triple the tonnage in November 2013. Exports of hot rolled wide strip were also up by 36% compared to October at nearly 1.5 million tonnes. Rods and bars in coil only showed a 4% increase to 1.2 million tonnes.

Other Asian countries took 57% of China’s exports in November, some 5.5 million tonnes, with South Korea the largest market followed by Vietnam and the Philippines. North and South American countries accounted for a further 1.1 million tonnes, 11.6% of exports in November, and African countries took one million tonnes, 10.5%. The European Union only accounted for 6% of exports in November, just 565 thousand tonnes.

(Bron/source)

Phil Hunt
ISSB Ltd

 

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Monthly World Steel Production Report December 2014

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WORLD STEEL REVIEW, December 2014

Crude steel production in the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association totalled 137 million tonnes in October, almost identical with the October 2013 total. The ten months total was 1367 million tonnes, just 2% higher than the same period last year. However, excluding China, the monthly total rose by 0.4%, while the year to date total was up 1.9%.

Steel production in the 28 member countries of the European Union increased by 1.5% in October to 14.9 million tonnes; however, the ten months total was up by 2.8% to nearly 143 million tonnes. German production actually fell by 5.9% in October, bringing the ten months total to 36.1 million tonnes, an increase of 1.6%. Production in Italy decreased by 5.4% in October, while the year to date total rose by 1.5% to 20.4 million tonnes. French production, however, increased by 15% in October, and the ten months total was up by 3.5% to 13.6 million tonnes. Spanish steel production declined by 0.4% in the month, and by just 0.1% in the year to date to 12 million tonnes. UK monthly steel production was 0.3% higher, while the year to date total was 4.8% up at 10.3 million tonnes. The ten months total for Poland rose 7.5% to 7.2 million tonnes.

Despite the slowdown in the European Union, German exports of steel in September reached 2.36 million tonnes, the highest monthly total since June 2012. Almost 79% of this tonnage went to other EU countries, the same percentage as a year earlier. France, Holland, Poland and Italy were the largest markets in September. Flat products accounted for 51% of exports in September and long products 28%.

European car registrations published by ACEA showed an increase of 6.2% in October, while the ten months total was up by 5.9% to 11 million cars. The largest market, Germany, showed an increase in registrations in the month of 3.7%, while the year to date total was up by 3% to 2.56 million cars. In the United Kingdom, October’s total was 14.2% up, bringing the year to date total up by 9.5% to 2.14 million cars. In France, however, registrations fell by 3.8% in October, but the year to date was up 1.4% to 1.5 million cars. Italy’s monthly registrations rose by 9.2%, bringing the year to date total up by 4.2% to 1.16 million cars. In Spain, on the other hand, registrations jumped by 26% in the month, and were 18.1% up in the ten months to 717 thousand cars. These five countries accounted for 73% of total registrations in Europe in the first ten months of 2014.

In the rest of Europe Turkish steel production dropped by 11% in October and by 0.9% in the year to date to 28.4 million tonnes. Bosnia’s year to date total rose by 14.9% to 672 thousand tonnes while the Norwegian total was up just 1% to 496 thousand tonnes. The Serbian year to date total, however, jumped by 29% to 454 thousand tonnes.

Among the CIS countries crude steel production in Russia rose by 1.6% in October to 5.8 million tonnes, making the year to date total 2.5% up at 59 million tonnes. In the Ukraine, however, October steel production dropped by 28.7%, bringing the ten months total down by 15.2% to 23.4 million tonnes. Kazakhstan’s year to date total increased by 16.5% to 3.1 million tonnes, and the Belarus total was up by 8.1% to 2.1 million tonnes.

Steel production in the USA fell by 0.7% in October, bringing the year to date total up 1.4% to 73.7 million tonnes. Canadian production, however, rose by 9.4% in October, and by 3.6% in the ten months to 10.7 million tonnes. Mexican steel production increased by just 0.4% in the month, while the year to date total was up by 5.4% to 16 million tonnes. The Trinidad and Tobago year to date total fell by 18.4% to 418 thousand tonnes.

In South America, Brazilian crude steel production increased by 2.7% in October, bringing the year to date total down by 0.7% to 28.6 million tonnes compared to last year. Argentinian production in October increased by just 0.6%, while the ten months total was up 7% to 4.6 million tonnes. However, Venezuelan crude steel production dropped by 29% in the month, while the year to date total was 42% lower at 1.1 million tonnes. Colombian year to date production was down 7.9% to 977 thousand tonnes while Chilean production declined by 17% to 927 thousand tonnes. In Peru the ten months total rose by 4.3% to 923 thousand tonnes.

Among Middle Eastern and African countries Iranian steel production increased by 4.8% in the month, and by 6.4% in the ten months to 13.5 million tonnes. In Egypt, however, production fell by 24% in October but was 2.7% up in the year to date to 5.7 million tonnes. South African steel production fell by 2.2% in the month and by 0.4% up in the ten months to 6 million tonnes. Saudi Arabia steel production increased by 11.4% in October, while the year to date total increased by 15% to 5.2 million tonnes. Monthly production in the Qatar increased by almost 50%, while the year to date total rose by 32% to 2.5 million tonnes. In the UAE, on the other hand, production was down 8.2% in the month and by 18.8% in the ten months.

In Asia Chinese steel production actually showed a slight decline of 0.3% in October, bringing the ten months total up by 2.1% to 685 million tonnes, 50% of world production. Japanese monthly steel production decreased by 1.7% while the year to date total was up just 0.6% to 92.5 million tonnes. Indian production, however, increased by 8.5% in the month, bringing the year to date total up by 2.5% to 69.5 million tonnes. South Korean steel production rose by 4.5% in October, bringing the ten months total to 59.5 million tonnes, an increase of 8.9%. Taiwanese steel production was 4.8% up in October, and 1.5% higher in the year to date at 18.9 million tonnes.

Indian imports of steel in August rose to 941 thousand tonnes which was 33.5% above the August 2013 total and the highest monthly total since January 2013. Flat products accounted for 74% of this total with HR wide strip, CR and HR plates the three largest product groups imported. The main suppliers to the Indian market in August were China, South Korea and Japan with Asian countries accounting for 75% of imports in August. The European Union only accounted for 9.1% of imports in August.

(Bron/Source)

Phil Hunt
ISSB Ltd

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WORLD STEEL REVIEW, October 2014

Crude steel production in August was estimated to be 135 million tonnes, according to the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association, an increase of 1.4% over August 2013. The total for the first eight months of 2014 was 1096 thousand tonnes, 2.4% up on the same period in 2013. However, excluding China, the August total rose by 1.8%, and the year to date total was up by 2.3%.

In the European Union crude steel production for the 28 member states rose by 0.4% in August compared to August 2013 to just over 12 million tonnes, while the eight months total increased by 3.4% to 113 million tonnes. German crude steel production fell by 1% in August, while the January to August total was up by 3.3% to 29 million tonnes compared to the same period the previous year. Italian production fell by 0.8% in August, while the year to date total rose by 2.6% to over 16 million tonnes. Production in France, on the other hand, dropped by 9% in August, although the eight months total increased by 2.6% to 10.8 million tonnes. Spanish production only fell by 0.4% in August, while the year to date total rose by 2.1% to 9.6 million tonnes. The United Kingdom showed an increase in steel production in August of 11.7%, with the eight months total up by 6.8% to 8.2 million tonnes.

In the rest of Europe Turkey’s crude steel production was 2.9 million tonnes in August, an increase of 13.9%. However, the year to date production only increased by 0.7% to 22.8 million tonnes. Steel production in Bosnia rose by 10.2% in the eight months to 547 thousand tonnes, ahead of the Norwegian total of 380 thousand tonnes, which was a rise of just 0.7% on 2013. Serbia’s eight month total rose by 52% to 333 thousand tonnes.

According to ACEA, the European Car Manufacturers Association, passenger car registrations in Europe rose by 1.8% in August, while the eight months total increased by 5.8% compared to 2013. In Germany registrations fell by 0.4% in August, but were 2.6% up in the year to date to just over 2 million cars. In the United Kingdom, August registrations increased by 9.4%, while the year to date total was up 10.1% to over 1.5 million cars. In France, however, the August total fell by 2.6%, while the eight months total rose by 1.6% to 1.19 million cars. Italian registrations showed a slight fall in August, with the year to date total increasing by 3.5% to 925 thousand cars. The Spanish August total jumped by 13.7%, while the eight months total increased by 16.4% to 584 thousand cars.

In the CIS countries Russian steel production increased by 5.8% in August, bringing the eight months total to 47.5 million tonnes, 2.8% higher than the 2013 total. In the Ukraine, on the other hand, crude steel production fell by 37% in August, while the year to date was down by 11.4% to 19.7 million tonnes. Production in Kazakhstan increased by 16.6% in the eight months to 2.4 million tonnes.

Russian exports of steel reached 2.6 million tonnes in June 2014, the highest monthly total since June 2012 and 21% above the June 2013 total. Half of the exports in June were billets and slabs of which 61% were low carbon slabs and a further 21% were low carbon billets. The largest markets for semis in June 2014 were Turkey, Taiwan and Mexico. Looking at the first six months of 2014, exports of all steel products were over 12.8 million tonnes, 6% higher than in 2013. Turkey and Taiwan were by far the largest markets followed by the USA and Mexico.

On the North American continent crude steel production in the USA rose by 2.9% in August bringing the year to date total up 1.7% to 59 million tonnes. Canadian August steel production increased by 7.1%, with the eight months total increasing by 2.3% to 8.5 million tonnes. Mexican production, however, fell by 4.5% in August, bringing the year to date total to 12.8 million tonnes, 5.7% up on 2013.

US imports of steel in July were 3.6 million tonnes, taking the first seven months to 23.3 million tonnes, 35% above the same period in 2013. Almost one quarter of the total imports in 2014 were billets and slabs with hot rolled wide strip 13% of the total at just over 3 million tonnes and welded tubes 12.5% at just under 3 million tonnes. Canada remained the largest supplier of steel to the USA in 2014 at 3.3 million tonnes with South Korea second at 2.9 million tonnes. Brazil, Russia and Mexico were the next three largest suppliers of steel. Although North and South America was the largest regional supplier of steel to the USA at just over 8 million tonnes, Asian countries exported 7.7 million tonnes of steel, 33% of the total in 2014. US imports of steel in August dropped by 5% from the July total according to the American Institute for International Steel.

In South America, Brazilian crude steel production in August decreased by 1.4%, while the eight months total fell by 0.9% to 22.6 million tonnes. Argentinian steel production was down by 2.4% in August, but the year to date total increased by 8.9% to 3.6 million tonnes. In Venezuela August production rose by 5%, although the eight months total dropped by 21.7% to 1.3 million tonnes. The Peruvian eight months total rose by 8.4% to 767 thousand tonnes, while in Chile the total fell by 16.3% to763 thousand tonnes. The Colombian year to date total was down 0.7% to 822 thousand tonnes.

Production in Iran rose by 3.1% in August, bringing the eight months total up by 6.9% to 10.6 million tonnes, only just below the French total. South African production, however, fell by 1.5% in August making the year to date total nearly 4.8 million tonnes, an increase of just 0.2%. In Egypt, on the other hand, steel production jumped by 43% in August, while the eight months total was up by 14% to 5 million tonnes, ahead of both Belgium and the Netherlands. Steel production in Saudi Arabia rose by 17.2% in August, while the year to date total increased by 13.4% to 4.2 million tonnes.

Among the key Asian countries Chinese crude steel production increased by just 1% to almost 69 million tonnes in August, bringing the year to date total up 2.6% to 550 million tonnes, 50% of the world total. Indian steel production rose by 5.2% in August, and by 1.8% to over 55 million tonnes in the eight months. Japan’s steel production increased by 2.2% in August, while the eight months total was up by just 1% at 74 million tonnes. South Korean production, however, increased by 8% in August, and by 8.6% in the year to date to 47.3 million tonnes. Taiwanese steel production, on the other hand, fell by 1.8% in the month and by 0.4% in the year to date to 15 million tonnes.

(Bron/Source) Phil Hunt
ISSB Ltd

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Monthly World Steel Production Report September 2014

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WORLD STEEL REVIEW, September 2014

Production of crude steel in July for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association was estimated to be 137 million tonnes, an increase of 1.7% over July 2013. The total for the first seven months of 2014, however, showed a rise of 2.4% to nearly 960 million tonnes. If China is excluded from the total, the total for July rose by 1.9% with the year to date total up by 2.2%. In the European Union 28, crude steel production fell by 2% in July to 13.3 million tonnes compared to July 2013, although the seven months total increased by 3% to nearly 101 million tonnes. German crude steel production increased by 1.5% in July, bringing the year to date total up 3.9% to 26 million tonnes. Italy’s steel production fell by 3.6% in July, while the seven months total rose by 2.1% to 15 million tonnes. France is the third largest steel producer in the EU and production rose by 1.6% in July, while the year to date total increased by 3.2% to 9.7 million tonnes. Spanish production was 5.9% up in July, while the seven months total increased by just 1.6% to 8.5 million tonnes. UK steel production, on the other hand, fell by 4.4% in July, while the year to date total was 5.9% higher at 7.1 million tonnes. In the rest of Europe, Turkey’s steel production rose by 1% in July, bringing the year to date total down by 0.9% to 19.9 million tonnes. Bosnia’s seven months total increased by 10% to 482 thousand tonnes, while Serbia’s total increased by 60% to 274 thousand tonnes. The Norwegian total rose by 1.9% to 328 thousand tonnes. In the CIS countries Russian production jumped by 8.1% in July, bringing the year to date total to 41.5 million tonnes, 2.7% up on the previous year. Ukrainian crude steel production, however, decreased by 11.7% in July, while the year to date total fell by 7.6% to 18 million tonnes. Kazakhstan’s seven month total showed a rise of 15.6% in production to nearly 2.1 million tonnes, while in Belarus the year to date total dropped by 9.5% to 1.4 million tonnes. On the North American continent US crude steel production rose by 2.3% in July to 7.6 million tonnes, while the seven months total increased by 1.3% to 51.2 million tonnes. Canadian monthly production rose by 5.7%, with the year to date total flat at 7.2 million tonnes. Crude steel production in Mexico, however, decreased by 0.2% in July, making the year to date total 8% higher at 11.3 million tonnes compared to the first seven months of 2013. In South America Brazilian steel production was just 0.5% higher in July, while the year to date total was 1.1% down at 19.7 million tonnes. Production in Argentina, on the other hand, rose by 3.3% in July, and the seven months total was 10.7% up at 3.2 million tonnes. Venezuelan steel production was 11.3% higher in the month, although the year to date total was 25% down at 1.1 million tonnes. Chile’s seven months total declined by 17% to 663 thousand tonnes with Colombia down 2.1% at 712 thousand tonnes. The Peruvian seven months total, however, was 7.7% up at 662 thousand tonnes. Turning to Africa and the Middle East, Iranian production rose by 11.4% in July, bringing the year to date total up 9.3% to 9.5 million tonnes. South African production, however, decreased by 1.5% in July, although the seven months total was 0.4% up at 4.2 million tonnes. Egypt’s July total jumped by 44%, bringing the seven months total up by 10% to 4.2 million tonnes. Saudi Arabian year to date production increased by 12.3% to 3.6 million tonnes. Crude steel production in China increased by 1.5% in July to 68 million tonnes, bringing the year to date total up by 2.7% to 481 million tonnes, 50% of world steel production. Japanese steel production was flat in the month, but up by just 0.8% in the first seven months to 64.5 million tonnes. In India production increased by 1.7% in July, and by 1.4% in the year to date to 48.2 million tonnes. South Korean steel production, however, rose by 6.2% in July, with the seven months total up 8.7% to 42 million tonnes. Taiwanese crude steel production increased by 3.5% in July, but fell by 0.4% in the year to date to 13 million tonnes. India is the fourth largest steel producing country in the world with exports of 10.1 million tonnes in 2013 and imports of 7.4 million tonnes. Steel exports in the first five months of 2014 were 9.6% up on 2013 at 4.3 million tonnes, while imports were 22% down in the five months to May. However, the tonnage imported in May was nearly 708 thousand tonnes, 36% above May 2013 and the highest monthly total since March 2013. Flat products accounted for almost 80% of Indian imports in 2014 with HR wide strip and CR the largest imports at 21.5% and 20% of the total all steel respectively. 80% of India’s steel imports in May 2014 came from other Asian countries with a further 9.3% from the European Union. China alone accounted for 39% of India’s imports in May followed by South Korea and Japan. Outside of Asia the largest single supplier of steel to India in May was the Ukraine. Chinese exports of steel reached almost 8 million tonnes in July 2014, 57% above July 2013 and the highest monthly total since August 2008. Exports of flat products were 49% of the total in July and long products were 39% of the total. 1.5 million tonnes of hot rolled bars and flats were exported in July and just under 1.5 million tonnes of coated sheet and strip was exported. Hot rolled wide strip exports were 1.1 million tonnes and rods and bars in coil were almost 900 thousand tonnes. The exports of seamless and welded tubes and pipes were 915 thousand tonnes in July. Over 400 million tonnes of steel is traded annually and the largest product group is coated sheet and strip at 53.6 million tonnes in 2013. Close behind that is carbon hot rolled wide strip at 53.2 million tonnes followed by carbon semis at almost 50 million tonnes. CR was the fourth largest product group at 24.6 million tonnes and welded tubes and pipes came next at 23.8 million tonnes. The largest single product traded in 2013 was low carbon slabs at 26.7 million tonnes followed by hot dipped galvanised sheet at 25.7 million tonnes. The total stainless steel traded in 2013 was 18 million tonnes, mostly cold rolled flat and hot rolled flat products. China was the largest exporter of stainless steel accounting for 15% of the world total, followed by Belgium, Italy and South Korea. Alloy steel traded totalled nearly 65 million tonnes with bars and rods the two largest product groups. China accounted for 47% of the world total with Japan at 11% followed by Germany, France and South Korea.   (Bron/Source) Phil Hunt ISSB Ltd

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WORLD STEEL REVIEW, August 2014

Production of crude steel for the countries reporting to the World Steel Association in June 2014 was estimated to be 137 million tonnes, 3.1% higher than the June 2013 total. This brought the total for the first six months of 2014 to 821 million tonnes, 2.5% higher than the January to June period in 2013. However, excluding China, which accounted for over 50% of the total in 2014, the year to date total only rose by 2%, while the June total was up just 1.7%. If the percentage increase is maintained in the second half of the year then the 2014 total will be 1647 million tonnes compared to 1607 million tonnes in 2013.

Crude steel production in the 28 member countries of the European Union decreased by just 0.7% in June compared to June 2013, with the year to date total up by 3.8% to 87 million tonnes compared with the same period last year. Monthly production in Germany increased by 0.6%, while the six months total was 4.2% up at 22.5 million tonnes. Italian production, however, decreased by 3.7% in June, although it was up by 3% in the year to date to 13 million tonnes. French crude steel production actually rose by 1.6% in June, bringing the year to date total to 8.3 million tonnes, an increase of 3%. Spanish production also increased by 6% in the month, and was up 0.6% in the six months at 7.5 million tonnes. The UK total fell by 1% in June, while the year to date total was 7.6% up at 6.1 million tonnes. Polish steel production increased by 9.1% in the six months to 4.2 million tonnes, while the Austrian year to date total rose by just 0.2% to 4 million tonnes.

Elsewhere in Europe, Turkey’s steel production increased by 6.7% in the month with the half year total down by 0.3% to 17.3 million tonnes. The Norwegian year to date total rose by 0.8% to 304 thousand tonnes, while Bosnia’s six month total increased by 10% to 412 thousand tonnes.

European car registrations, according to ACEA, rose by 4.3% in June, while the total for the first six months of 2014 increased by 6.2% to 6.85 million cars. German registrations fell by 1.9% in June, but were up by 2.4% in the half year to 1.5 million cars. The UK market increased by 6.2% in June, and by 10.6% in the six months to nearly 1.3 million cars. French registrations, however, rose by 2.5% in June, and by 2.9% in the six months to 958 thousand cars. In Italy the June total rose by 3.8%, and by 3.3% in the year to date to 757 thousand cars. These four countries accounted for 66% of total European registrations. The next largest market was Spain where the six months total jumped by 17.8% to 455 thousand cars.

Turning to the CIS, Russian steel production was 3.9% up in June, while the half year total was just 0.7% up at 34.8 million tonnes. Ukraine’s crude steel production, however, fell by 6% in June, but fell by 6.9% in the six months to 15.5 million tonnes. In Kazakhstan, steel production increased by 19.5% in the half year to 1.8 million tonnes. The Belarus six months total, however, fell by 10.5% to 1.2 million tonnes.

The North American continent’s crude steel production was up in June with the USA total up by just 1.9%, bringing the six months total to 43.5 million tonnes, an increase of 0.9%. Mexican production, however, rose by 12% in June, bringing the year to date total to 9.5 million tonnes, a 7.8% increase on the 2013 total. Crude steel production in Canada was 5.8% up in June, with the half year total down by 1.4% to 6.1 million tonnes.

US imports of steel reached nearly 3.8 million tonnes in May 2014, some 40% above the same month in 2013 and the highest monthly total since August 2006. The largest product group imported was semis which almost reached one million tonnes in May, up by 61% on May 2013. 87% of this total was carbon steel slabs. The next largest product group imported was welded tubes, 46% higher than the May 2013 total at 561 thousand tonnes. 43% of the May 2014 total was oil and gas tubing with line pipe accounting for a further 30%. Hollow section imports were 10% of the total.

Asian countries supplied 34% of US imports in May 2014 with South Korea and China the two largest exporting countries. The EU28 supplied 16% of the total, Canada 13.6%, Russia 10.6% and Brazil 10.4%. However, preliminary June data published by the American Institute for International Steel shows that steel imports in June fell by 11% from the May peak.

Crude steel production in South America fell by 6.5% in June with Brazilian production down by 4.9%, bringing the six months to date to 16.7 million tonnes, a fall of 1.5%. Elsewhere on the continent, production in Argentina jumped by 14.6% in June and by 12.2% in the half year to 2.7 million tonnes. Venezuelan steel production, however, dropped by 55% in the month, bringing the year to date total to 737 thousand tonnes, 41% down on the 2013 total. The six months total in Chile was 19% down at 544 thousand tonnes and in Colombia it was down by 1.1% at 610 thousand tonnes. However, in Peru the half year total was up by 3.9% to 542 thousand tonnes.

In Africa and the Middle East, Egyptian production increased by 9.5% in June while the year to date showed a 1.9% increase to 3.4 million tonnes. South African production was down 4.7% in June, but rose by 0.8% in the six months to over 3.5 million tonnes. In Iran steel production rose by 7.1% in June, and was 8.4% higher in the half year at 8 million tonnes. Saudi Arabian production increased by 8.2% in June, and by 12.9% in the first six months of the year to 3.1 million tonnes. In Qatar steel production increased by 26% in the year to date to 1.4 million tonnes. United Arab Emirates steel production, however, fell by 7.4% in the half year to 1.3 million tonnes.

The five main steel producing countries of the Far East showed mixed results. China’s June steel production was 4.5% higher at 69 million tonnes, 50.5% of the world’s total; this increased the six months total by 3% to 412 million tonnes. Crude steel production in Japan, however, fell by 1.7% in June with the year to date total up by just 0.9% at 55 million tonnes. Indian steel production in June increased by 0.8%, bringing the year to date total to 41 million tonnes, an increase of 1.4%. South Korean steel production, on the other hand, increased by 10.8% in June, and by 9.1% in the year to date to 36 million tonnes. Taiwanese production decreased by 1% in June, and by 1.9% in the six months to 11 million tonnes.

Despite rising steel production the trade in scrap has declined a little in 2014. The first 4 months showed a drop of 5.5% compared to the same period in 2013. In fact the world’s largest exporter of ferrous scrap, the USA, showed a drop of 25.7% in its exports in the first 5 months of 2014 compared to 2013 to 6.3 million tonnes. Japan, the third largest exporter of ferrous scrap showed a drop of 27.7% in the first 5 months of the year to just under 3 million tonnes. On the other hand Germany, the world’s second largest exporter of scrap, increased its exports by 7.2% in the first 5 months of 2014 to 3.5 million tonnes.

(bron/source) Phil Hunt
ISSB Ltd

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Montly World Steel Production Report July 2014

WORLD STEEL REVIEW, July 2014

Production of crude steel for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association in May was estimated to be 141 million tonnes. This was 2.2% higher than in May 2013, and the year to date was 2.4% higher than the total for the same period in 2013 at 684 million tonnes. Excluding China, however, the May total was 1.9% higher than May 2013 and the 5 months total was 2.1% up on 2013. China accounted for 50% of world steel production in the first five months of 2014.

In the European Union crude steel production for the 28 rose by 2.7% in May to 15 million tonnes, compared to May 2013. This brought the five months year to date total up by 4.6% to 73 million tonnes. German steel production rose by 7.3% in May, bringing the year to date total to 19 million tonnes, 4 9% higher than the previous year. Italian steel production, however, fell by 0.8% in May, but increased by 4.3% in the five months to 10.9 million tonnes. French production decreased by 4% in May, while the year to date total rose by 3.9% to 6.9 million tonnes. On the other hand Spanish production was down by 2.9% in May, and the year to date total was down by 0.5% to 6.2 million tonnes. In the United Kingdom steel production increased by 2.4% in May, but was 9.7% up in the five months to 5.1 million tonnes.

While steel exports by the EU28 to non EU countries were down by 3.9% in Q1 2014 compared to Q1 2013, steel imports were up by 3.2%. However, there were some notable variations from these averages. Italian exports rose by 13.8% to nearly 1.3 million tonnes in Q1 2014, due largely to a significant increase in exports to Algeria which is Italy’s largest customer by far. Also showing a significant rise in exports in Q1 was Spain, up by 11.3% to 1.2 million tonnes. This again is largely due to an increase in deliveries to Algeria which is also Spain’s largest customer. In contrast, German exports dropped by 22% to 1.4 million tonnes.

Steel imports by the EU28 rose by just 3.2% in Q1 2014, although in Italy, the largest steel importing country in the EU, imports fell by 9.5% to just under 1.9 million tonnes. Italy’s largest supplier of steel, the Ukraine, actually slightly increased its exports to Italy in Q1 to 564 thousand tonnes. However, imports from Russia dropped by 140 thousand tonnes to 304 thousand tonnes, a fall of some 31.5%. Imports from Turkey also showed a marked drop of 47% compared to Q1 2013, down to 137 thousand tonnes. Imports from India, however, increased by 48% to 171 thousand tonnes. The second largest importer of steel in the EU is Belgium where imports in Q1 rose by 13.5% to over 1.1 million tonnes. Belgium’s largest supplier was Russia from whom imports jumped by 42% to 556kt.

Turkish steel production fell by 0.7% to 3 million tonnes in May and by 2.2% to 14.1 million tonnes in the five months. Turkey is still the eighth largest steel producing country in the world ahead of Brazil and the Ukraine. Norwegian steel production was only 0.2% down in the year to date to 249 thousand tonnes, while in Bosnia steel production rose by 9.1% to 345 thousand tonnes. Serbia’s production in the five months almost tripled to 222 thousand tonnes compared to 2013.

According to ACEA, the European car manufacturers association, car registrations rose by 4.3% in May, and the five months total increased by 6.6%. German registrations were up by 5.2% in May, bringing the year to date total to 1.26 million cars, 3.4% above the 2012 total. UK car registrations were 7.7% up in May, and 11.6% up in the year to date to 1.06 million cars. Registrations in France rose by just 0.3% in May, and by 3% in the first five months to 763 thousand cars. In Italy, on the other hand, registrations decreased by 3.8% in May, bringing the year to date total to 629 thousand cars, an increase of 3.2%. The Spanish five months total jumped by 16.3% to 365 thousand cars.

Russian crude steel production was just under 6.1 million tonnes in May, more or less the same as in May 2013, while the year to date total was only very slightly higher at 29 million tonnes. Ukrainian monthly production, however, increased by 2.2%, bringing the five months total to 12.9 million tonnes, a drop of 7.1%. In Kazakhstan the year to date total was up by 14.5% to nearly 1.5 million tonnes.

On the North American continent US crude steel production rose by 1.4% in May and by 0.7% to 36.3 million tonnes in the year to date. Canadian steel production was 13.9% up in the month, but 1.5% down in the five months to 5.1 million tonnes. In comparison Mexican steel production increased by 5.9% in May, and by 7.6% in the year to date to over 8 million tonnes.

Crude steel production in the South American countries was down with Brazilian production down by 4.3% in May, and the year to date total 0.8% down to 14 million tonnes. Argentinian steel production, however, increased by 7.6% in the month, bringing the five months total to 2.2 million tonnes, a rise of 11.7%. In Venezuela the monthly total fell by 37%, while the year to date total was down by 33% to 697 thousand tonnes. Chilean year to date steel production fell by 9.8% to 490 thousand tonnes, while Colombian production was down by just 0.5% to 500 thousand tonnes. However, in Peru steel production rose by 4.5% to 454 thousand tonnes.

In Africa, South African steel production fell by 13.5% in May but was 2.9% up in the year to date to 3 million tonnes. Egyptian production, however, increased by 6.2% in May and by 0.5% in the five months to 2.8 million tonnes. In the Middle East, Iran showed a 3.3% increase in steel production in May with the year to date total up by 4.4% to 6.3 million tonnes. Saudi Arabian steel production, however, rose by 13.6% in the year to date to 2.6 million tonnes.

Turning to the Far East, Chinese steel production increased by 2.6% in May to 70 million tonnes, bringing the year to date total up 2.7% to 342.5 million tonnes, 50% of world production. Japan’s May production, however, fell by 0.3%, while the year to date total was 1.5% higher at 46 million tonnes. As the second largest steel producer in the world Japan accounted for only 6.7% of global production. Crude steel production in South Korea increased by 11.4% in the month, making 30 million tonnes in the five months, an increase of 8.7% on the previous year. India’s production increased by 1.6% in May, while the year to date total was up by 1.9% to 34.7 million tonnes. Taiwan’s monthly production, however, decreased by 3.9%, bringing the year to date total to 9.1 million tonnes, a drop of 2.8%.

Indian exports of steel in Q1 2014 were slightly above the same quarter in 2013 at 2.7 million tonnes, although this total was 21% higher than in Q1 2012. 29% of Indian exports in Q1 went to other Asian countries, although this total dropped by 15% to 794 thousand tonnes. The EU28 took 20.7% of total exports in Q1 2014. India’s largest market was the USA which took 336 thousand tonnes, followed by the United Arab Emirates which took 215 thousand tonnes.

Indian imports of steel in Q1 2014 fell by 39% to 1.5 million tonnes of which 72% came from other Asian countries. The EU28 supplied another 10.9% of the imports in Q1. South Korea was the largest supplier of steel to India followed by China.

(Bron/Source) Phil Hunt
ISSB Ltd

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