December 2021 and 2021-year global crude steel production

Brussels, Belgium – World crude steel production in December 2021 for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 158.7 million tonnes (Mt) in December 2021, a 3.0% decrease compared to December 2020.

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTION BY REGION

  • Africa produced 1.2 Mt in December 2021, down 9.6% on December 2020.
  • Asia and Oceania produced 116.1 Mt, down 4.4%.
  • The CIS produced 8.9 Mt, down 3.0%.
  • The EU (27) produced 11.1 Mt, down 1.4%.
  • Europe, Other produced 4.3 Mt, down 0.8%.
  • The Middle East produced 3.9 Mt, up 22.1%.
  • North America produced 9.7 Mt, up 7.5%.
  • South America produced 3.5 Mt, down 8.7%.

The 64 countries included in this table 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 IN DECEMBER 2021

China produced 86.2 Mt in December 2021, down 6.8% on December 2020.

India produced 10.4 Mt, up 0.9%.

Japan produced 7.9 Mt, up 5.4%.

The United States produced 7.2 Mt, up 11.9%.

Russia is estimated to have produced 6.6 Mt, the same as in December 2020.

South Korea produced 6.0 Mt, up 1.1%.

Germany produced 3.1 Mt, up 0.1%.

Turkey produced 3.3 Mt, down 2.3%.

Brazil produced 2.6 Mt, down 11.4%.

Iran is estimated to have produced 2.8 Mt, up 15.1%.

2021 GLOBAL CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTION TOTALS

Total world crude steel production was 1,950.5 Mt in 2021, a 3.7% increase compared to 2020.

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