May 2021 crude steel production

BRUSSELS, Belgium – World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 174.4 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2021, a 16.5% increase compared to May 2020.

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTION BY REGION

  • Africa produced 1.3 Mt in May 2021, up 65.1% on May 2020.
  • Asia and Oceania produced 128.4 Mt, up 11.7%.
  • The CIS produced 9.1 Mt, up 14.8%.
  • The EU (27) produced 13.5 Mt, up 32.7%.
  • Europe, Other produced 4.2 Mt, up 36.9%
  • The Middle East produced 3.7 Mt, up 16.8%.
  • North America produced 10.1 Mt, up 47.7%.
  • South America produced 3.9 Mt, up 49.7%.
  • Total 64 countries 174.4 Mt

The 64 countries included in the above 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

  1. China produced 99.5 Mt in May 2021, up 6.6% on May 2020.
  2. India produced 9.2 Mt, up 46.9%.
  3. Japan produced 8.4 Mt, up 42.2%.
  4. The United States produced 7.2 Mt, up 47.6%.
  5. Russia is estimated to have produced 6.6 Mt, up 14.0%.
  6. South Korea is estimated to have produced 6.0 Mt, up 10.5%.
  7. Germany is estimated to have produced 3.5 Mt, up 35.5%.
  8. Turkey produced 3.2 Mt, up 42.4%.
  9. Brazil produced 3.2 Mt, up 40.1%.
  10. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.6 Mt, up 7.7%.

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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