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August 2022 crude steel production

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Update time : 2022-10-11 12:10:53

22 September 2022 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 150.6 million tonnes (Mt) in August 2022, a 3.0% decrease compared to August 2021.


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Crude steel production by region

Africa produced 1.3 Mt in August 2022, up 3.5% on August 2022. Asia and Oceania produced 112.6 Mt, down 0.2%. The EU (27) produced 9.7 Mt, down 13.3%. Europe, Other produced 3.6 Mt, down 18.6%. The Middle East produced 3.2 Mt, up 34.2%. North America produced 9.6 Mt, down 5.4%. Russia & other CIS + Ukraine produced 6.9 Mt, down 22.4%. South America produced 3.6 Mt, down 10.1%.

 

Table 1. Crude steel production by region
  Aug 2022 (Mt) % change Aug 22/21 Jan-Aug
2022 (Mt)
% change Jan-Aug 22/21
Africa 1.3 3.5 9.7 -7.4
Asia and Oceania 112.6 -0.2 925.1 -4.3
EU (27) 9.7 -13.3 95.3 -6.9
Europe, Other 3.6 -18.6 31.0 -8.4
Middle East 3.2 34.2 28.5 6.9
North America 9.6 -5.4 76.0 -3.6
Russia & other CIS + Ukraine 6.9 -22.4 59.1 -18.2
South America 3.6 -10.1 29.2 -4.1
Total 64 countries 150.6 -3.0 1,253.9 -5.1

 

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 83.9 Mt in August 2022, up 0.5% on August 2021. India produced 10.2 Mt, up 1.2%. Japan produced 7.3 Mt, down 7.4%. The United States produced 7.0 Mt, down 7.1%. Russia is estimated to have produced 5.9 Mt, down 5.5%. South Korea is estimated to have produced 6.1 Mt, down 0.4%. Germany produced 2.9 Mt, down 2.3%. Türkiye produced 2.8 Mt, down 21.0%. Brazil produced 2.8 Mt, down 11.3%. Iran produced 2.1 Mt, up 64.7%.

 

Table 2. Top 10 steel-producing countries
  Aug 2022 (Mt)   % change Aug 22/21 Jan-Aug 2022 (Mt) % change Jan-Aug 22/21
China 83.9   0.5 693.2 -5.7
India 10.2   1.2 83.5 7.1
Japan 7.3   -7.4 60.7 -5.2
United States 7.0   -7.1 54.9 -3.7
Russia 5.9 e -5.5 48.9 -5.8
South Korea 6.1 e -0.4 46.0 -3.0
Germany 2.9   -2.3 25.4 -4.8
Türkiye 2.8   -21.0 24.4 -8.8
Brazil 2.8   -11.3 23.1 -4.5
Iran 2.1   64.7 19.5 7.8

e – estimated. Ranking of top 10 producing countries is based on year-to-date aggregate

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