Spanish steel sector activity has continued its post-Covid-19 recovery, registering in June the second-highest monthly production of the last 12 months.
According to Spanish steelmakers’ association Unesid, the local steel industry produced around 1.31 million tonnes of crude steel in the month. This was 2.4% down on the record output of 1.35mt in May, but 58% higher on-year.
Between January and June, Spanish monthly output ranged from 1.05mt to 1.35mt, data show.
January-June cumulative crude steel production reached 7.45mt. Unesid did not disclose an on-year comparison in its latest report, but taking worldsteel figures into account, the growth is estimated at 35%, Kallanish notes.
Spain used 1.08mt of ferrous scrap for steelmaking in June, the highest monthly volume over the last 12 months, Unesid confirms. Six-month scrap usage was 5.91mt, representing 79.4% of total crude steel production in the period.
Todor Kirkov Bulgaria