In April this year, Germany’s crude steel output decreased by 23.9 percent year on year to 2.56 million metric tons, according to the information provided by the German steel federation Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl (WV Stahl). In the January-April period, crude steel production in Germany declined by 10 percent year on year to 12.42 million mt. In April this year, German crude steel output level fell to its lowest level since June 2009 amid the impact of the coronavirus.
Germany’s pig iron output amounted to 1.65 million mt in April, down 25.1 percent, and decreased by 11.2 percent to 7.92 million mt in the January-April period, both year on year.
The country’s hot rolled steel output decreased by 27 percent to 2.19 million mt in April, while declining by 8.1 percent to 10.93 million mt in the first four months, both compared to the respective periods of the previous year.