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July 2022 crude steel production

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Update time : 2022-10-11 12:07:27

23 August 2022 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 149.3 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2022, a 6.5% decrease compared to July 2021.


Production (Mt)Growth (% y-on-y)Crude steel productionWorldROWChinaWorld (%)ROW (%)China (%)Feb-21April-21Jun-21Aug-21Oct-21Dec-21Feb-22Apr-22Jun-22050100150200-80-4004080worldsteel.org

Crude steel production by region

Africa produced 1.2 Mt in July 2022, down 5.4% on July 2021. Asia and Oceania produced 110.1 Mt, down 5.2%. The EU (27) produced 11.7 Mt, down 6.7%. Europe, Other produced 3.5 Mt, down 16.5%. The Middle East produced 3.2 Mt, up 24.2%. North America produced 9.6 Mt, down 5.4%. Russia & other CIS + Ukraine produced 6.4 Mt, down 29.1%. South America produced 3.6 Mt, down 7.8%.

 

Table 1. Crude steel production by region
  Jul 2022 (Mt) % change Jul 22/21 Jan-Jul
2022 (Mt)
% change Jan-Jul 22/21
Africa 1.2 -5.4 8.4 -8.6
Asia and Oceania 110.1 -5.2 812.6 -4.8
EU (27) 11.7 -6.7 86.0 -5.6
Europe, Other 3.5 -16.5 27.5 -6.7
Middle East 3.2 24.2 25.3 4.4
North America 9.6 -5.4 66.4 -3.2
Russia & other CIS + Ukraine 6.4 -29.1 50.5 -18.8
South America 3.6 -7.8 25.5 -3.4
Total 64 countries 149.3 -6.5 1,102.3 -5.4

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 81.4 Mt in July 2022, down 6.4% on July 2021. India produced 10.1 Mt, up 3.2%. Japan produced 7.3 Mt, down 8.5%. The United States produced 7.0 Mt, down 6.4%. Russia is estimated to have produced 5.5 Mt, down 13.2%. South Korea produced 6.1 Mt, down 0.6%. Germany produced 3.0 Mt, down 2.0%. Turkey produced 2.7 Mt, down 20.7%. Brazil produced 2.8 Mt, down 8.7%. Iran produced 2.0 Mt, up 34.1%.

 

Table 2. Top 10 steel-producing countries
  Jul 2022 (Mt)   % change Jul 22/21 Jan-Jul 2022 (Mt) % change Jan-Jul 22/21
China 81.4   -6.4 609.3 -6.4
India 10.1   3.2 73.3 8.0
Japan 7.3   -8.5 53.3 -4.9
United States 7.0   -6.4 48.0 -3.0
Russia 5.5 e -13.2 41.4 -7.0
South Korea 6.1   -0.6 39.9 -3.4
Germany 3.0   -2.0 22.5 -5.1
Turkey 2.7   -20.7 21.6 -6.9
Brazil 2.8   -8.7 20.3 -3.5
Iran 2.0   34.1 17.4 3.7

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

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