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WSA: World Crude Steel Production down 3.3% in January 2023

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Crude steel production by region

Africa produced 1.2 Mt in January 2023, down 4.9% on January 2022. Asia and Oceania produced 107.5 Mt, down 0.2%. The EU (27) produced 10.3 Mt, down 15.2%. Europe, Other produced 3.3 Mt, down 17.5%. The Middle East produced 3.8 Mt, up 19.7%. North America produced 9.1 Mt, down 5.6%. Russia & other CIS + Ukraine produced 6.5 Mt, down 24.9%. South America produced 3.6 Mt, down 0.6%.

Table 1. Crude steel production by region

January 2023 (Mt)

% change January 23/22

Africa

1.2

-4.9

Asia and Oceania

107.5

-0.2

EU (27)

10.3

-15.2

Europe, Other

3.3

-17.5

Middle East

3.8

19.7

North America

9.1

-5.6

Russia & other CIS + Ukraine

6.5

-24.9

South America

3.6

-0.6

Total 64 countries

145.3

-3.3

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 is estimated to have produced 79.5 Mt in January 2023, up 2.3% on January 2022. India produced 10.9 Mt, down 0.2%. Japan produced 7.2 Mt, down 6.9%. The United States produced 6.5 Mt, down 6.8%. Russia is estimated to have produced 5.8 Mt, down 8.9%. South Korea produced 5.5 Mt, down 9.8%. Germany produced 2.9 Mt, down 10.2%. Brazil produced 2.8 Mt, down 4.9%. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.7 Mt, up 27.7%. Trkiye produced 2.6 Mt, down 17.6%.

Table 2. Top 10 steel-producing countries

January 2023 (Mt)

% change January 23/22

China (e)

79.5

2.3

India

10.9

-0.2

Japan

7.2

-6.9

United States

6.5

-6.8

Russia (e)

5.8

-8.9

South Korea

5.5

-9.8

Germany

2.9

-10.2

Brazil

2.8

-4.9

Iran (e)

2.7

27.7

Turkey

2.6

-17.6

 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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