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WSA: World Crude Steel Production down 10.6% in October 2021

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World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 145.7 million tonnes (Mt) in October 2021, a 10.6% decrease compared to October 2020.

Crude steel production by region

Africa produced 1.4 Mt in October 2021, up 24.1% on October 2020. Asia and Oceania produced 100.7 Mt, down 16.6%. The CIS produced 8.3 Mt, down 0.2%. The EU (27) produced 13.4 Mt, up 6.4%. Europe, Other produced 4.4 Mt, up 7.7%. The Middle East produced 3.2 Mt, down 12.7%. North America produced 10.2 Mt, up 16.9%. South America produced 4.0 Mt, up 12.1%.

Table 1. Crude steel production by region

Oct 2021 (Mt)

% change Oct 21/20

Jan-Oct 2021 (Mt)

% change Jan-Oct 21/20

Africa

1.4

24.1

13.3

30.4

Asia and Oceania

100.7

-16.6

1,166.10

3

CIS

8.3

-0.2

87.3

5.8

EU (27)

13.4

6.4

128.4

18.4

Europe, Other

4.4

7.7

42.3

12.8

Middle East

3.2

-12.7

33

-1.5

North America

10.2

16.9

98.8

18.8

South America

4

12.1

38.1

22.6

Total 64 countries

145.7

-10.6

1,607.10

5.9

The 64 countries included in this table accounted for approximately 98% of total world crude steel production in 2020. Regions and countries covered by the table:

  • Africa: Egypt, Libya, South Africa
  • Asia and Oceania: Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan (China), Vietnam
  • CIS: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
  • European Union (27)
  • Europe, Other: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Turkey, United Kingdom
  • Middle East: Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
  • North America: Canada, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, United States
  • South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

Top 10 steel-producing countries

China produced 71.6 Mt in October 2021, down 23.3% on October 2020. India produced 9.8 Mt, up 2.4%. Japan produced 8.2 Mt, up 14.3%. The United States produced 7.5 Mt, up 20.5%. Russia is estimated to have produced 6.1 Mt, down 0.5%. South Korea produced 5.8 Mt, down 1.0%. Germany produced 3.7 Mt, up 7.0%. Turkey produced 3.5 Mt, up 8.0%. Brazil is estimated to have produced 3.2 Mt, up 10.4%. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.2 Mt, down 15.3%.

Table 2. Top 10 steel-producing countries

Oct 2021 (Mt)

% change Oct 21/20

Jan-Oct 2021 (Mt)

% change Jan-Oct 21/20

China

71.6

-23.3

877.1

-0.7

India

9.8

2.4

96.9

20.6

Japan

8.2

14.3

80.4

17.5

United States

7.5

20.5

71.7

19.6

Russia

6.1 e

0.5

62.5

5.7

South Korea

5.8

-1

58.7

5.9

Germany

3.7

7

33.6

15.1

Turkey

3.5

8

33.3

14.2

Brazil

3.2 e

10.4

30.3

19.1

Iran

2.2 e

-15.3

22.4

-5.7

 e - estimated. Ranking of top 10 producing countries is based on year-to-date aggregate

Notes to Editors:

  • The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world, with members in every major steel-producing country. worldsteel represents steel producers, national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes. Members represent around 85% of global steel production.
  • Information on capacity can be found on the OECD website.

Source from Wolrd Steel Association

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