January 2022 crude steel production

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 155.0 million tonnes (Mt) in January 2022, a 6.1% decrease compared to January 2021.

Crude steel production by region

  • Africa produced 1.2 Mt in January 2022, up 3.3% on January 2021.
  • Asia and Oceania produced 111.7 Mt, down 8.2%.
  • The CIS produced 9.0 Mt, up 2.1%.
  • The EU (27) produced 11.5 Mt, down 6.8%.
  • Europe, Other produced 4.1 Mt. down 4.7%.
  • The Middle East produced 3.9 Mt, up 16.1%,
  • North America produced 10.0 Mt, up 2.5%.
  • South America produced 3.7 Mt, down 3.3%.

 The 64 countries included here accounted for approximately 98% of total world crude steel production in 2020. Regions and countries covered:

  • 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 an estimated 81.7 Mt in January 2022, down 11.2% on January 2021.
  • India produced 10.8 Mt, up 4.7%.
  • Japan produced 7.8 Mt, down 2.1%.
  • The United States produced 7.3 Mt, up 4.2%.
  • Russia is estimated to have produced 6.6 Mt, up 3.3%.
  • South Korea is estimated to have produced 6.0 Mt, down 1.0%.
  • Germany produced 3.3 Mt, down 1.4%.
  • Turkey produced 3.2 Mt, down 7.8%.
  • Brazil produced 2.9 Mt, down 4.8%.
  • Iran is estimated to have produced 2.8 Mt, up 20.3%.

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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