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May 2022 crude steel production

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Author : Brussels, Belgium
Update time : 2022-06-27 17:26:48

Crude steel production by region

Africa produced 1.1 Mt in May 2022, down 18.9% on May 2021. Asia and Oceania produced 126.8 Mt, down 1.7%. The EU (27) produced 12.9 Mt, down 6.8%. Europe, Other produced 4.1 Mt, down 1.7%. The Middle East produced 3.5 Mt, down 10.0%. North America produced 9.9 Mt, down 4.0%. Russia & other CIS + Ukraine produced 7.4 Mt, down 19.1%. South America produced 3.8 Mt, down 2.8%.

 

Table 1. Crude steel production by region
  May 2022 (Mt) % change May 22/21 Jan-May
2022 (Mt)
% change Jan-May 22/21
Africa 1.1 -18.9 6.1 -7.0
Asia and Oceania 126.8 -1.7 582.0 -6.5
EU (27) 12.9 -6.8 62.3 -4.3
Europe, Other 4.1 -1.7 20.2 -3.5
Middle East 3.5 -10.0 17.0 -6.1
North America 9.9 -4.0 47.5 -2.3
Russia & other CIS + Ukraine 7.4 -19.1 38.4 -13.1
South America 3.8 -2.8 18.1 -2.4
Total 64 countries 169.5 -3.5 791.8 -6.3

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 96.6 Mt in May 2022, down 3.5% on May 2021. India produced 10.6 Mt, up 17.3%. Japan produced 8.1 Mt, down 4.2%. The United States produced 7.2 Mt, down 2.6%. Russia is estimated to have produced 6.4 Mt, down 1.4%. South Korea produced 5.8 Mt, down 1.4%. Germany produced 3.2 Mt, down 11.5%. Turkey produced 3.2 Mt, down 1.4%. Brazil produced 3.0 Mt, down 4.9%. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.3 Mt, down 17.6%.

 

Table 2. Top 10 steel-producing countries
  May 2022 (Mt)   % change May 22/21   Jan-May 2022 (Mt) % change Jan-May 22/21
China 96.6   -3.5   435.0 -8.7
India 10.6   17.3   53.2 6.5
Japan 8.1   -4.2   38.5 -3.5
United States 7.2   -2.6   34.3 -1.6
Russia 6.4 e -1.4   31.0 -2.3
South Korea 5.8   -1.4   28.2 -3.4
Germany 3.2   -11.5   16.4 -4.8
Turkey 3.2   -1.4   16.0 -2.8
Brazil 3.0   -4.9   14.5 -2.2
Iran 2.3 e -17.6   11.4 -10.8


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

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