World Steel Association - The world's rough steel production of the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (world steel) was 107.5 million metric tons (mmt) in November 2009. This is an increase of 24.2% compared to November 2008. November 2009 is The third month in a row with growth over the same period from September 2008.
Most major steel producing countries showed an increase in November 2009 compared with the same month last year.
The total production of rough steel in the 66 reporting countries for the first 11 months of 2009 was 1,090 MMT, a decrease of -10.8% over the same period in 2008.
The world's rough steel occupancy rate in November 2009 was 75.0%, a slight decrease compared with 76.9% in October 2009. Compared to November 2008, occupancy rates rose by 10.4 percentage points in November 2009.