August 2021 crude steel production

BRUSSELS, Belgium – World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 156.8 million tonnes (Mt) in August 2021, a 1.4% decrease compared to August 2020.

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTION BY REGION

  • Africa produced 1.3 Mt in August 2021, up 38.2% on August 2020.
  • Asia and Oceania produced 112.7 Mt, down 7.3%.
  • The CIS produced 8.8 Mt, up 3.6%.
  • The EU (27) produced 11.6 Mt, up 27.1%.
  • Europe, Other produced 4.5 Mt, up 11.7%.
  • The Middle East produced 3.6 Mt, up 10.9%.
  • North America produced 10.2 Mt, up 24.4%.
  • South America produced 4.0 Mt, up 17.2%.

The 64 countries included in this breakdown accounted for approximately 98% of total world crude steel production in 2020. Regions and countries covered by the above breakdown:

  • 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

  1. China produced 83.2 Mt in August 2021, down 13.2% on August 2020.
  2. India produced 9.9 Mt, up 8.2%.
  3. Japan produced 7.9 Mt, up 22.9%.
  4. The United States produced 7.5 Mt, up 26.8%.
  5. Russia is estimated to have produced 6.3 Mt, up 4.4%.
  6. South Korea is estimated to have produced 6.1 Mt, up 6.2%.
  7. Germany is estimated to have produced 3.0 Mt, up 6.7%.
  8. Turkey produced 3.5 Mt, up 7.1%.
  9. Brazil produced 3.1 Mt, up 14.1%.
  10. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.5 Mt, up 8.7%.

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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