World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 133.7 million tons (Mt) in July 2016, 1.4% up on July 2015. China’s crude steel production for July 2016 was 66.8 Mt, an increase of 2.6% compared to July 2015. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 8.9 Mt of crude steel in July 2016, an increase of 0.5% compared to July 2015. India produced 8.1 Mt of crude steel in July 2016, up 8.1% compared to the same month last year. South Korea’s crude steel production was 6.0 Mt in July 2016, up by 1.5% on July 2015. The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio of the 66 countries in July 2016 was 68.3%. This is the same figure as in July 2015. Compared to June 2016, it is -3.7% points lower.To subscribe please click here