Crude steel production in Germany: Recovery loses momentum

by David Fleschen

Crude steel production in Germany remained at a low level in May 2024 at just under 3.2 million tonnes. Compared to the same month last year, around 2 per cent less steel was produced. This was the first monthly decline in steel production this year. In the first five months of the year, a total of around 16.2 million tonnes of crude steel were produced - an increase of around 4 percent compared to the same period last year.

The German Steel Federation is the voice of steel-producing companies in Germany that have set themselves the goal of producing their steel in a CO2-neutral way by 2045 - and thus saving a third of total industrial greenhouse gas emissions. The association, headquartered in Berlin, is campaigning for a political framework that will enable a climate-neutral steel industry that will remain strong in the future. With 35.4 million tonnes in 2023, Germany has the largest steel production in Europe.

Source: WV Stahl, Photo: Fotolia

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