According to the most recent information published the WSA (World Steel Association) website, there is 132 million tons of crude steel produced in August this year, which means decrease of 3% compared to August 2014.
Regarding local production sources, Germany produced 3.4 million tons of crude steel and which is 10.7% more compared to August last year. In a small group of countries that can boast with an increase in productivity there also Italy (+ 1.3%) and Ukraine (+ 8.6%). All other major manufacturers recorded a greater or lesser decline.
China produced 66.9 million tons of steel in August, 3.5% less then in the same month last year. Japan recorded a reduction in production of 5.8% (8.8 Mt), France -1.5% (1 Mt), Turkey -11.8% (2.6 Mt), Russia -3.2% (6 mt), Brazil -5.4% (2.8 Mt) and Iran -6.2% with produced 1.2 Mt of crude steel.
A considerable decline in production was recorded in the United States also, where 7 million tons of crude steel were produced, which is 10% less than last year in the same period.
The usability of production capacity, fell by 3.6% compared to August 2014, and it is around 68%, which is the lowest value recorded in this year.