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WSA: World Crude Steel Production a 0.0% Change in October 2022

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World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 147.3 million tonnes (Mt) in October 2022, a 0.0% change compared to October 2021.

Crude steel production by region

Africa produced 1.4 Mt in October 2022, up 2.3% on October 2021. Asia and Oceania produced 107.3 Mt, up 5.8%. The EU (27) produced 11.3 Mt, down 17.5%. Europe, Other produced 3.7 Mt, down 15.8%. The Middle East produced 4.0 Mt, up 6.7%. North America produced 9.2 Mt, down 7.7%. Russia & other CIS + Ukraine produced 6.7 Mt, down 23.7%. South America produced 3.7 Mt, down 3.2%.

Table 1. Crude steel production by region

October 2022 (Mt)

% change October 22/21

Jan-Oct., 2022 (Mt)

% change Jan-Oct., 22/21

Africa

1.4

2.3

12.5

-5.6

Asia and Oceania

107.3

5.8

1,145.30

-2.1

EU (27)

11.3

-17.5

117.1

-9.2

Europe, Other

3.7

-15.8

38.4

-9.8

Middle East

4

6.7

36.4

7.7

North America

9.2

-7.7

94

-4.7

Russia & other CIS + Ukraine

6.7

-23.7

72.6

-19

South America

3.7

-3.2

36.4

-4.5

Total 64 countries

147.3

0

1,552.70

-3.9

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 79.8 Mt in October 2022, up 11.0% on October 2021. India produced 10.5 Mt, up 2.7%. Japan produced 7.3 Mt, down 10.6%. The United States produced 6.7 Mt, down 8.9%. Russia is estimated to have produced 5.8 Mt, down 11.5%. South Korea produced 5.1 Mt, down 12.1%. Germany produced 3.1 Mt, down 14.4%. Trkiye produced 2.9 Mt, down 17.8%. Brazil is estimated to have produced 2.8 Mt, down 4.5%. Iran produced 2.9 Mt, up 3.5%.

Table 2. Top 10 steel-producing countries

October 2022 (Mt)

% change October 22/21

Jan-Oct., 2022 (Mt)

% change Jan-Oct., 22/21

China

79.8

11

860.6

-2.2

India

10.5

2.7

103.8

6.1

Japan

7.3

-10.6

75.2

-6.5

United States

6.7

-8.9

68.1

-4.8

Russia (e)

5.8

-11.5

60.4

-6.6

South Korea

5.1

-12.1

55.7

-5

Germany

3.1

-14.4

31.4

-6.9

Turkey

2.9

-17.8

30.2

-10.1

Brazil

2.8

-4.5

28.7

-5.2

Iran

2.9

3.5

25.1

9

 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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