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WSA: World Crude Steel Production down 3.5% in May 2022

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Crude steel production by region                 

Africa produced 1.1 Mt in May 2022, down 18.9% on May 2021. Asia and Oceania produced 126.8 Mt, down 1.7%. The EU (27) produced 12.9 Mt, down 6.8%. Europe, Other produced 4.1 Mt, down 1.7%. The Middle East produced 3.5 Mt, down 10.0%. North America produced 9.9 Mt, down 4.0%. Russia & other CIS + Ukraine produced 7.4 Mt, down 19.1%. South America produced 3.8 Mt, down 2.8%.

Table 1. Crude steel production by region

May 2022 (Mt)

% change May 22/21

Jan-May, 2022 (Mt)

% change Jan-May 22/21

Africa

1.1

-18.9

6.1

-7

Asia and Oceania

126.8

-1.7

582

-6.5

EU (27)

12.9

-6.8

62.3

-4.3

Europe, Other

4.1

-1.7

20.2

-3.5

Middle East

3.5

-10

17

-6.1

North America

9.9

-4

47.5

-2.3

Russia & other CIS + Ukraine

7.4

-19.1

38.4

-13.1

South America

3.8

-2.8

18.1

-2.4

Total 64 countries

169.5

-3.5

791.8

-6.3

The 64 countries included in this table accounted for approximately 98% of total world crude steel production in 2021. 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
  • 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
  • Russia & other CIS + Ukraine: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
  • South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

Top 10 steel-producing countries

China produced 96.6 Mt in May 2022, down 3.5% on May 2021. India produced 10.6 Mt, up 17.3%. Japan produced 8.1 Mt, down 4.2%. The United States produced 7.2 Mt, down 2.6%. Russia is estimated to have produced 6.4 Mt, down 1.4%. South Korea produced 5.8 Mt, down 1.4%. Germany produced 3.2 Mt, down 11.5%. Turkey produced 3.2 Mt, down 1.4%. Brazil produced 3.0 Mt, down 4.9%. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.3 Mt, down 17.6%.

Table 2. Top 10 steel-producing countries

May 2022 (Mt)

% change May 22/21

Jan-May 2022 (Mt)

% change Jan-May 22/21

China

96.6

-3.5

435

-8.7

India

10.6

17.3

53.2

6.5

Japan

8.1

-4.2

38.5

-3.5

United States

7.2

-2.6

34.3

-1.6

Russia (e)

6.4

-1.4

31

-2.3

South Korea

5.8

-1.4

28.2

-3.4

Germany

3.2

-11.5

16.4

-4.8

Turkey

3.2

-1.4

16

-2.8

Brazil

3

-4.9

14.5

-2.2

Iran €

2.3

-17.6

11.4

-10.8

 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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