World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 169.5 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2022, a 3.5% decrease compared to May 2021.
CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTION BY REGION
- Africa produced 1.1 Mt in May 2022, down 18.9% on May 2021.
- Asia and Oceania produced 126.8 Mt, down 1.7%.
- The EU (27) produced 12.9 Mt, down 6.8%.
- Europe, Other produced 4.1 Mt, down 1.7%.
- The Middle East produced 3.5 Mt, down 10.0%.
- North America produced 9.9 Mt, down 4.0%.
- Russia & other CIS + Ukraine produced 7.4 Mt, down 19.1%.
- South America produced 3.8 Mt, down 2.8%.
The 64 countries included in this table accounted for approximately 98% of total world crude steel production in 2021. 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
- 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 96.6 Mt in May 2022, down 3.5% on May 2021.
- India produced 10.6 Mt, up 17.3%.
- Japan produced 8.1 Mt, down 4.2%.
- The United States produced 7.2 Mt, down 2.6%.
- Russia is estimated to have produced 6.4 Mt, down 1.4%.
- South Korea produced 5.8 Mt, down 1.4%.
- Germany produced 3.2 Mt, down 11.5%.
- Turkey produced 3.2 Mt, down 1.4%.
- Brazil produced 3.0 Mt, down 4.9%.
- Iran is estimated to have produced 2.3 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.