World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 161.0 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2022, a 5.8% decrease compared to March 2021.
Crude steel production by region
- Global crude steel production was 456.6 Mt in the first three months of 2022, down by 6.8% compared to the same period in 2021.
- Asia and Oceania produced 331.3 Mt of crude steel in the first quarter of 2022, a decrease of 7.8% on the first quarter of 2021.
- The EU (27) produced 36.8 Mt of crude steel in the first quarter of 2022, down by 3.8% compared to the same quarter of 2021.
- North America’s crude steel production in the first three months of 2022 was 28.1 Mt, a decrease of 0.9% compared to the first quarter of 2021.
- Russia & other CIS + Ukraine produced 24.0 Mt of crude steel in the first quarter of 2022, a decrease of 8.5% on the first quarter of 2021.
The 64 countries included above 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
- 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
- Russia & other CIS + Ukraine: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
- South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
Top 10 steel-producing countries
- China produced 88.3 Mt in March 2022, down 6.4% on March 2021.
- India produced 10.9 Mt, up 4.4%.
- Japan produced 8.0 Mt, down 4.3%.
- The United States produced 7.0 Mt, down 1.7%.
- Russia is estimated to have produced 6.6 Mt, down 1.8%.
- South Korea produced 5.7 Mt, down 6.1%.
- Germany is estimated to have produced 3.3 Mt, down 11.8%.
- Turkey produced 3.3 Mt, down 2.9%.
- Brazil is estimated to have produced 3.0 Mt, up 5.4%.
- Iran is estimated to have produced 2.3 Mt, down 6.1%.
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.