BRUSSELS, Belgium – World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 169.5 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2021, a 23.3% increase compared to April 2020.
Production (Mt)Growth (% y-on-y)Crude steel productionWorldROWChinaWorld (%)ROW (%)
Crude steel production by region
- Africa produced 1.3 Mt in April 2021, up 93.9% on April 2020.
- Asia and Oceania produced 125.0 Mt, up 19.2%.
- The CIS produced 9.0 Mt, up 20.7%.
- The EU (27) produced 12.9 Mt, up 42.8%.
- Other Europe produced 4.2 Mt, up 33.9%
- The Middle East produced 3.5 Mt, up 15.3%.
- North America produced 9.7 Mt, up 38.2%.
- South America produced 3.8 Mt, up 70.9%.
The 64 countries included in the above 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 97.9 Mt in April 2021, up 13.4% on April 2020.
- India produced 8.3 Mt, up 152.1%.
- Japan produced 7.8 Mt, up 18.9%.
- The United States produced 6.9 Mt, up 43.0%.
- Russia is estimated to have produced 6.5 Mt, up 15.1%.
- South Korea is estimated to have produced 5.9 Mt, up 15.4%.
- Germany produced 3.4 Mt, up 31.5%.
- Turkey produced 3.3 Mt, up 46.6%.
- Brazil produced 3.1 Mt, up 59.3%.
- Iran is estimated to have produced 2.5 Mt, up 6.4%.