World crude steel production for the 63 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 161.4 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2023, a 2.4% decrease compared to April 2022.
Crude steel production by region
- Africa produced 1.3 Mt in April 2023, up 4.8% on April 2023.
- Asia and Oceania produced 121.1 Mt, down 1.5%.
- The EU (27) produced 11.1 Mt, down 11.7%.
- Europe, Other produced 3.5 Mt, down 17.3%.
- The Middle East produced 4.2 Mt, up 4.2%.
- North America produced 9.2 Mt, down 4.6%.
- Russia & other CIS + Ukraine produced 7.5 Mt, up 5.9%.
- South America produced 3.6 Mt, down 2.2%.
The 63 countries included in this table accounted for approximately 97% of total world crude steel production in 2022. Regions and countries covered below:
- Africa: Egypt, Libya, South Africa, Tunisia
- Asia and Oceania: Australia, China, India, Japan, Mongolia, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan (China), Thailand, Viet Nam
- European Union (27)
- Europe, Other: Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Türkiye, 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, Russia, Ukraine
- South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
Top 10 steel-producing countries
- China produced 92.6 Mt in April 2023, down 1.5% on April 2022.
- India produced 10.7 Mt, up 3.2%.
- Japan produced 7.2 Mt, down 3.1%.
- The United States produced 6.6 Mt, down 5.3%.
- Russia is estimated to have produced 6.4 Mt, up 1.9%.
- South Korea produced 5.7 Mt, up 3.0%.
- Germany produced 3.2 Mt, down 3.8%.
- Brazil produced 2.8 Mt, down 5.9%.
- Türkiye produced 2.7 Mt, down 20.6%.
- Iran produced 3.1 Mt, up 5.9%.
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.