World crude steel production increases 4.1% in February 2021

Global crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association was 150.2 million tonnes in February 2021, a 4.1% increase compared to February 2020.

China is estimated to have produced 83.0 Mt in February 2021, up 10.9% on February 2020. India produced 9.1 million tonnes, down 3.1%. Japan produced 7.5 million tonnes, down 5.6%. South Korea produced 5.5 million tonnes, up 1.2%.

The United States produced 6.3 million tonnes, down 10.9%. Brazil produced 2.8 million tonnes, up 3.8%.

Russia is estimated to have produced 5.7 million tonnes, down 1.3%. Turkey produced 3.0 million tonnes, up 5.9%. Germany produced 3.1 million tonnes, down 10.4%. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.3 million tonnes, up 11.5%.


Africa – 1.2 million tonnes, down 6.4%

Asia and Oceania – 109.7 million tonnes, up 7.5%

CIS – 8.0 million tonnes, down 1.5%

EU (27) – 11.9 million tonnes, down 7.1%

Europe, other – 3.9 million tonnes, up 5.2%

Middle East – 3.2 million tonnes, down 0.9%

North America – 8.8 million tonnes, down 8.9%

South America – 3.5 million tonnes, up 2.2%

The 64 countries included account for approximately 98% of total world crude steel production in 2020.

The geographical regions include the following countries:

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, and 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

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