Industry News

March 2021 crude steel production

Views : 289
Update time : 2021-05-07 15:02:06

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 169.2 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2021, a 15.2% increase compared to March 2020.

Production (Mt)Growth (% y-on-y)Crude steel productionWorldROWChinaWorld (%)ROW (%)China (%)Oct-19Nov-19Dec-19Jan-20Feb-20Mar-20Apr-20May-20Jun-20Jul-20Aug-20Sep-20Oct-20Nov-20Dec-20Jan-21Feb-21Mar-21050100150200-60-3003060worldsteel.orgJul-20● World : 155.1 Mt

Crude steel production by region

Global crude steel production was 486.9 Mt in the first three months of 2021, up by 10.0% compared to the same period in 2020.

Asia and Oceania produced 356.9 Mt of crude steel in the first quarter of 2021, an increase of 13.2% over the first quarter of 2020.

The EU (27) produced 37.8 Mt of crude steel in the first quarter of 2021, up by 3.1% compared to the same quarter of 2020.

North America’s crude steel production in the first three months of 2021 was 28.1 Mt, a decrease of 5.2% compared to the first quarter of 2020.

The CIS produced 26.2 Mt of crude steel in the first quarter of 2021, an increase of 3.1% over the first quarter of 2020.

Table 1. Crude steel production by region
  Mar 2021 (Mt) % change Mar 21/20   Jan-Mar 2021 (Mt) % change Jan-Mar 21/20
Africa 1.5 25.9   3.9 3.4
Asia and Oceania 123.8 17.6   356.9 13.2
CIS 9.1 7.0   26.2 3.1
EU (27) 13.6 17.5   37.8 3.1
Europe, Other 4.4 10.5   12.6 8.3
Middle East 3.6 6.6   10.5 3.2
North America 9.7 0.1   28.1 -5.2
South America 3.6 8.1   10.9 7.1
Total 64 countries 169.2 15.2   486.9 10.0

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

China produced 94.0 Mt in March 2021, up 19.1% on March 2020. India produced 10.0 Mt, up 23.9%. Japan produced 8.3 Mt, up 4.6%. The United States produced 7.1 Mt, up 1.0%. Russia is estimated to have produced 6.6 Mt, up 9.4%. South Korea produced 6.1 Mt, up 4.7%. Germany is estimated to have produced 3.6 Mt, up 10.4%. Turkey produced 3.4 Mt, up 9.2%. Brazil produced 2.8 Mt, up 4.1%. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.6 Mt, up 10.7%.

Table 2. Top 10 steel-producing countries
  Mar 2021 (Mt)   % change Mar 21/20   Jan-Mar 2021 (Mt) % change Jan-Mar 21/20
China 94.0   19.1   271.0 15.6
India 10.0   23.9   29.6 10.4
Japan 8.3   4.6   23.7 -1.7
United States 7.1   1.0   20.4 -6.3
Russia 6.6 e 9.4   18.9 4.4
South Korea 6.1   4.7   17.6 3.8
Germany 3.6 e 10.4   10.0 1.7
Turkey 3.4   9.2   9.8 9.5
Brazil 2.8   4.1   8.7 6.2
Iran 2.6 e 10.7   7.5 10.7

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

Related News
Read More >>
August 2021 crude steel production August 2021 crude steel production
Sep .26.2021
World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 156.8 million tonnes (Mt) in August 2021, a 1.4% decrease compared to August 2020.
July 2021 crude steel production July 2021 crude steel production
Aug .25.2021
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 chequer support  by Tianyu for a steel company in the United States has been successfully installed The chequer support by Tianyu for a steel company in the United States has been successfully installed
Aug .05.2021
The project is a hot stove renovation project for a large steel company in the United States. The general contracting was designed by Primetals Technologies, and the key components of chequer support were produced at the Tianyu factory. The project has be
June 2021 crude steel production June 2021 crude steel production
Jul .23.2021
World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 167.9 million tonnes (Mt) in June 2021, an 11.6% increase compared to June 2020.