January 2023 global crude steel production
Brussels, Belgium – World crude steel production for the 63 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 145.3 million tonnes (Mt) in January 2023, a 3.3% decrease compared to January 2022.
CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTION BY REGION
- Africa produced 1.2 Mt in January 2023, down 4.9% on January 2022.
- Asia and Oceania produced 107.5 Mt, down 0.2%.
- The EU (27) produced 10.3 Mt, down 15.2%.
- Europe, Other produced 3.3 Mt, down 17.5%.
- The Middle East produced 3.8 Mt, up 19.7%.
- North America produced 9.1 Mt, down 5.6%.
- Russia & other CIS + Ukraine produced 6.5 Mt, down 24.9%.
- South America produced 3.6 Mt, down 0.6%.
The 63 countries included in this table accounted for approximately 97% of total world crude steel production in 2022. Regions and countries covered by the table:
- 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 is estimated to have produced 79.5 Mt in January 2023, up 2.3% on January 2022.
- India produced 10.9 Mt, down 0.2%.
- Japan produced 7.2 Mt, down 6.9%.
- The United States produced 6.5 Mt, down 6.8%.
- Russia is estimated to have produced 5.8 Mt, down 8.9%.
- South Korea produced 5.5 Mt, down 9.8%.
- Germany produced 2.9 Mt, down 10.2%.
- Brazil produced 2.8 Mt, down 4.9%.
- Iran is estimated to have produced 2.7 Mt, up 27.7%.
- Turkey produced 2.6 Mt, down 17.6%.
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.