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WSA: World Crude Steel Production down 9.9% in November 2021

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World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 143.3 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2021, a 9.9% decrease compared to November 2020.

Crude steel production by region

Africa produced 1.5 Mt in November 2021, up 37.4% on November 2020. Asia and Oceania produced 98.3 Mt, down 15.5%. The CIS produced 8.8 Mt, up 5.8%. The EU (27) produced 12.9 Mt, up 3.7%. Europe, Other produced 4.3 Mt, up 4.4%. The Middle East produced 3.8 Mt, down 5.3%. North America produced 9.7 Mt, up 9.3%. South America produced 3.9 Mt, up 3.5%.

Table 1. Crude steel production by region

Nov 2021 (Mt)

% change Nov 21/20

Jan-Nov, 2021 (Mt)

% change Jan-Nov 21/20

Africa

1.5

37.4

14.7

31.1

Asia and Oceania

98.3

-15.5

1,264.90

1.3

CIS

8.8

5.8

97

6.8

EU (27)

12.9

3.7

141.4

17

Europe, Other

4.3

4.4

46.7

12.1

Middle East

3.8

-5.3

37.4

-0.3

North America

9.7

9.3

108.3

17.8

South America

3.9

3.5

42.1

20.7

Total 64 countries

143.3

-9.9

1,752.50

4.5

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 69.3 Mt in November 2021, down 22.0% on November 2020. India produced 9.8 Mt, up 2.2%. Japan produced 8.0 Mt, up 10.7%. The United States produced 7.2 Mt, up 13.8%. Russia is estimated to have produced 6.5 Mt, up 9.4%. South Korea produced 5.9 Mt, up 2.7%. Germany produced 3.4 Mt, down 0.3%. Turkey produced 3.4 Mt, up 6.1%. Brazil produced 3.1 Mt, up 2.5%. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.7 Mt, down 5.2%.

Table 2. Top 10 steel-producing countries

Nov 2021 (Mt)

% change Nov 21/20

Jan-Nov, 2021 (Mt)

% change Jan-Nov 21/20

China

69.3

-22

946.4

-2.6

India

9.8

2.2

107.3

19.3

Japan

8

10.7

88.4

16.8

United States

7.2

13.8

78.8

18.9

Russia (e)

6.5

9.4

69.7

7.1

South Korea

5.9

2.7

64.6

5.6

Germany

3.4

-0.3

36.9

13.5

Turkey

3.4

6.1

36.7

13.4

Brazil

3.1

2.5

33.4

17.4

Iran

2.7

-5.2

25.7

-3.4

 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 World Steel Association

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