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WSA: World Crude Steel Production down 5.7% in February 2022

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Crude steel production by region

Africa produced 1.3 Mt in February 2022, up 4.1% on February 2021. Asia and Oceania produced 102.6 Mt, down 7.1%. The CIS produced 7.7 Mt, down 5.8%. The EU (27) produced 11.7 Mt, down 2.5%. Europe, Other produced 3.8 Mt. down 2.7%. The Middle East produced 3.5 Mt, up 2.8%, North America produced 8.8 Mt, up 1.8%. South America produced 3.3 Mt, down 7.0%.

Table 1. Crude steel production by region

Feb 2022 (Mt)

% change Feb 22/21

Jan-Feb 2022 (Mt)

% change Jan-Feb 22/21

Africa

1.3

4.1

2.5

5.9

Asia and Oceania

102.6

-7.1

215.8

-7.2

CIS

7.7

-5.8

16.8

-1.7

EU (27)

11.7

-2.5

23.8

-2.2

Europe, Other

3.8

-2.7

7.8

-4.8

Middle East

3.5

2.8

7.4

9.4

North America

8.8

1.8

18.5

0.4

South America

3.3

-7

6.9

-5.9

Total 64 countries

142.7

-5.7

299.4

-5.5

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 an estimated 75.0 Mt in February 2022, down 10.0% on February 2021. India produced 10.1 Mt, up 7.6%. Japan produced 7.3 Mt, down 2.3%. The United States produced 6.4 Mt, up 1.4%. Russia is estimated to have produced 5.8 Mt, down 1.4%. South Korea produced 5.2 Mt, down 6.0%. Germany produced 3.2 Mt, up 3.8%. Turkey produced 3.0 Mt, down 3.3%. Brazil produced 2.7 Mt, down 6.9%. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.5 Mt, up 3.7%.

Table 2. Top 10 steel-producing countries

Feb 2022 (Mt)

% change Feb 22/21

Jan-Feb 2022 (Mt)

% change Jan-Feb 22/21

China

75

-10

158

-10

India

10.1

7.6

20.9

6.6

Japan

7.3

-2.3

15.1

-2.2

United States

6.4

1.4

13.4

0.6

Russia (e)

5.8

-1.4

12.4

1

South Korea

5.2

-6

11.2

-2.6

Germany

3.2

3.8

6.5

1.1

Turkey

3

-3.3

6.1

-5.7

Brazil

2.7

-6.9

5.6

-5.8

Iran

2.5

3.7

5.3

11.8

 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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