April 2024 crude steel production

Brussels, BelgiumWorld crude steel production for the 71 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 155.7 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2024, a 5.0% decrease compared to April 2023.

Crude steel production

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Crude steel production by region

Africa produced 1.8 Mt in April 2024, up 1.4% on April 2023. Asia and Oceania produced 114.8 Mt, down 5.8%. The EU (27) produced 11.3 Mt, up 1.1%. Europe, Other produced 3.4 Mt, down 2.6%. The Middle East produced 4.6 Mt, down 8.2%. North America produced 8.9 Mt, down 5.2%. Russia & other CIS + Ukraine produced 7.4 Mt, down 3.5%. South America produced 3.4 Mt, down 3.9%.

Table 1. Crude steel production by region

Apr 2024 (Mt)% change Apr 24/23Jan-Apr
2024 (Mt)
% change Jan-Apr 24/23
Asia and Oceania114.8-5.8461.8-1.6
EU (27)
Europe, Other3.4-2.614.713.9
Middle East4.6-
North America8.9-5.235.8-3.7
Russia & other CIS + Ukraine7.4-3.529.0-0.6
South America3.4-3.914.01.2
Total 71 countries155.7-5.0625.4-0.9

The 71 countries included in this table accounted for approximately 98% of total world crude steel production in 2023.

Regions and countries covered by the table:

  • Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, South Africa, Tunisia
  • Asia and Oceania: Australia, China, India, Japan, Mongolia, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan (China), Thailand, Viet Nam
  • European Union (27): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
  • Europe, Other: Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Türkiye, United Kingdom
  • Middle East: Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
  • North America: Canada, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, United States
  • Russia & other CIS + Ukraine: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine
  • South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

Top 10 steel-producing countries

China produced 85.9 Mt in April 2024, down 7.2% on April 2023. India produced 12.1 Mt, up 3.6%. Japan produced 7.1 Mt, down 2.5%. The United States produced 6.7 Mt, down 2.8%. Russia is estimated to have produced 6.2 Mt, down 5.7%. South Korea produced 5.1 Mt, down 10.4%. Germany is estimated to have produced 3.4 Mt, up 6.4%. Türkiye produced 2.8 Mt, up 4.5%. Brazil is estimated to have produced 2.7 Mt, down 2.1%. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.7 Mt, down 12.3%.

Table 2. Top 10 steel-producing countries

Apr 2024 (Mt) % change Apr 24/23Jan-Apr 2024 (Mt)% change Jan-Apr 24/23
United States6.7-2.826.5-2.2
South Korea5.1-10.421.2-5.1

e – estimated. Ranking of top 10 producing countries is based on year-to-date aggregate

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.

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