This release contains a correction. The figure for Canada was initially estimated at 120,000 tonnes. It has since been updated to 1,020,000 tonnes, bringing the figure for February 2020 to 143.3 million tonnes, a 2.8% increase on February 2019.

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 143.3 million tonnes (Mt) in February 2020, a 2.8% increase compared to February 2019.

China’s crude steel production for February 2020 was 74.8 Mt, an increase of 5.0% compared to February 2019*. India produced 9.6 Mt of crude steel in February 2020, up 1.5% on February 2019. Japan produced 7.9 Mt of crude steel in February 2020, up 2.2% on February 2019.

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