Global crude steel production fell 3.5% from a year ago to 169.5 million tonnes in May, showed data from the World Steel Association (WSA) on June 22.
In May, the top ten crude steel producers were China, India, Japan, the U.S., Russia, South Korea, Germany, Turkey, Brazil and Iran.
China churned out 96.6 million tonnes of crude steel in the month, down 3.5% year on year, and India's output increased 17.3% year on year to 10.6 million tonnes.
Japan saw a year-on-year fall of 4.2% in its crude steel output to 8.1 million tonnes in May. The U.S.'s output decreased 2.6% on the year to 7.2 million tonnes.
In the month, crude steel output in Russia is estimated to fall 1.4% from a year ago to 6.4 million tonnes. Crude steel output of South Korea dropped 1.4% to 5.8 million tonnes, while that of Germany declined 11.5% to 3.2 million tonnes, data showed.
Production from Turkey decreased 1.4% year on year to 3.2 million tonnes, while that of Brazil is estimated to decline 4.9% to 3 million tonnes. Crude steel production of Iran is estimated to decrease 17.6% on the year to 2.3 million tonnes.
China, India, Japan, the U.S. and Russia respectively produced 435 million (-8.7% YoY), 53.2 million (+6.5% YoY), 38.5 million (-3.5% YoY), 34.3 million (-1.6% YoY) and 31 million tonnes (-2.3% YoY) of crude steel during the first five months of 2021.
South Korea, Germany, Turkey, Brazil and Iran respectively produced 28.2 million, 16.4 million, 16 million, 14.5 million and 11.4 million tonnes of crude steel during January-May, down by 3.4%, 4.8%, 2.8%, 2.2% and 10.8%.
(Writing by Rebecca Liu Editing by Tammy Yang)
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