World February 2022 crude steel production

BRUSSELS – World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 142.7 million tonnes (Mt) in February 2022, a 5.7% decrease compared to February 2021.

Crude steel production by region

  • Africa produced 1.3 Mt in February 2022, up 4.1% on February 2021.
  • Asia and Oceania produced 102.6 Mt, down 7.1%.
  • The CIS produced 7.7 Mt, down 5.8%.
  • The EU (27) produced 11.7 Mt, down 2.5%.
  • Europe, Other produced 3.8 Mt. down 2.7%.
  • The Middle East produced 3.5 Mt, up 2.8%,
  • North America produced 8.8 Mt, up 1.8%.
  • South America produced 3.3 Mt, down 7.0%.

The 64 countries included in this table 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 an estimated 75.0 Mt in February 2022, down 10.0% on February 2021.
  2. India produced 10.1 Mt, up 7.6%.
  3. Japan produced 7.3 Mt, down 2.3%.
  4. The United States produced 6.4 Mt, up 1.4%.
  5. Russia is estimated to have produced 5.8 Mt, down 1.4%.
  6. South Korea produced 5.2 Mt, down 6.0%.
  7. Germany produced 3.2 Mt, up 3.8%.
  8. Turkey produced 3.0 Mt, down 3.3%.
  9. Brazil produced 2.7 Mt, down 6.9%.
  10. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.5 Mt, up 3.7%. 

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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