World Steel announces July 2021 crude steel production

BRUSSELS, Belgium – World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 161.7 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2021, a 3.3% increase compared to July 2020.

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTION BY REGION

Africa produced 1.3 Mt in July 2021, up 36.9% on July 2020. Asia and Oceania produced 116.4 Mt, down 2.5%. The CIS produced 9.2 Mt, up 11.2%. The EU (27) produced 13.0 Mt, up 30.3%. Europe-Other produced 4.1 Mt, up 4.6%.

The Middle East produced 3.6 Mt, up 9.2%. North America produced 10.2 Mt, up 36.0%. South America produced 3.8 Mt, up 19.6%.

The 64 countries accounted for approximately 98% of total world crude steel production in 2020. Regions and countries covered by the results:

  • 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 86.8 Mt in July 2021, down 8.4% on July 2020.
  2. India produced 9.8 Mt, up 13.3%.
  3. Japan produced 8.0 Mt, up 32.5%.
  4. The United States produced 7.5 Mt, up 37.9%.
  5. Russia is estimated to have produced 6.7 Mt, up 13.4%.
  6. South Korea produced 6.1 Mt, up 10.8%.
  7. Germany produced 3.0 Mt, up 24.7%.
  8. Turkey produced 3.2 Mt, up 2.5%.
  9. Brazil produced 3.0 Mt, up 14.5%.
  10. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.6 Mt, up 9.0%.

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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