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April 2021 crude steel production

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Update time : 2021-05-25 15:53:19

Crude steel production by region

Africa produced 1.3 Mt in April 2021, up 93.9% on April 2020. Asia and Oceania produced 125.0 Mt, up 19.2%. The CIS produced 9.0 Mt, up 20.7%. The EU (27) produced 12.9 Mt, up 42.8%. Europe, Other produced 4.2 Mt, up 33.9% The Middle East produced 3.5 Mt, up 15.3%. North America produced 9.7 Mt, up 38.2%. South America produced 3.8 Mt, up 70.9%.
 

Table 1. Crude steel production by region
  Apr 2021 (Mt) % change Apr 21/20   Jan-Apr 2021 (Mt) % change Jan-Apr 21/20
Africa 1.3 93.9   5.2 17.0
Asia and Oceania 125.0 19.2   487.8 15.3
CIS 9.0 20.7   35.3 7.4
EU (27) 12.9 42.8   51.0 11.6
Europe, Other 4.2 33.9   16.7 13.1
Middle East 3.5 15.3   14.1 6.0
North America 9.7 38.2   38.0 3.8
South America 3.8 70.9   14.7 18.2
Total 64 countries 169.5 23.3   662.8 13.7

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

China produced 97.9 Mt in April 2021, up 13.4% on April 2020. India produced 8.3 Mt, up 152.1%. Japan produced 7.8 Mt, up 18.9%. The United States produced 6.9 Mt, up 43.0%. Russia is estimated to have produced 6.5 Mt, up 15.1%. South Korea is estimated to have produced 5.9 Mt, up 15.4%. Germany produced 3.4 Mt, up 31.5%. Turkey produced 3.3 Mt, up 46.6%. Brazil produced 3.1 Mt, up 59.3%. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.5 Mt, up 6.4%.

Table 2. Top 10 steel-producing countries
 
  Apr 2021 (Mt)   % change Apr 21/20   Jan-Apr 2021 (Mt) % change Jan-Apr 21/20
China 97.9   13.4   374.6 15.8
India 8.3   152.1   38.2 26.9
Japan 7.8   18.9   31.5 2.7
United States 6.9   43.0   27.3 2.8
Russia 6.5 e 15.1   25.5 7.1
South Korea 5.9 e 15.4   23.4 6.5
Germany 3.4   31.5   13.5 9.0
Turkey 3.3   46.6   13.1 16.9
Brazil 3.1   59.3   11.8 15.9
Iran 2.5 e 6.4   10.0 9.6

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

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