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  • In August, the national steel output was 21.909 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 17.1%.

In August, the national steel output was 21.909 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 17.1%.

According to the latest data from the National Bureau of Statistics, in August 2019, the national industrial enterprises above designated size produced 21.909 million tons of steel, a decrease of 576,000 tons, a decrease of 2.6%; a year-on-year increase of 17.1%. 

From January to August, the output of steel bars was 1,641,200 tons, a year-on-year increase of 20.5%.

According to this calculation, the average daily output of steel in August was 707,000 tons, a decrease of 18,000 tons/day from the previous month, a decrease of 2.5%.

According to the combing, since the beginning of 2019, the monthly average daily output of steel bars has remained at a higher level. 

In June, the average daily output of steel bars reached 756,000 tons, at least the highest in the past three years. 

The reason is mainly due to the steady release of domestic demand, industry companies have a certain profit margin, steel companies to increase productivity to occupy market share.

In July and August, due to the steel market entering the off-season, downstream demand was weak, and the enthusiasm of steel enterprises was eliminated. At the same time, under the limit of environmental protection, the supply end was compressed and the output of steel was reduced.

In August, the output of medium-thick wide steel strips was 13.224 million tons, a decrease of 846,000 tons, a decrease of 6.1%; a year-on-year increase of 9.7%. 

The cumulative output from January to August was 101.016 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 10.6%.

In August, the output of wire rod (wire rod) was 140.04 million tons, an increase of 167,000 tons, an increase of 1.2%; an increase of 8.3%. 

The cumulative output from January to August was 1,504,600 tons, a year-on-year increase of 12.4%.


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