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October 2021 crude steel production

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Author : Brussels, Belgium
Update time : 2021-12-07 11:59:10

Crude steel production by region

Africa produced 1.4 Mt in October 2021, up 24.1% on October 2020. Asia and Oceania produced 100.7 Mt, down 16.6%. The CIS produced 8.3 Mt, down 0.2%. The EU (27) produced 13.4 Mt, up 6.4%. Europe, Other produced 4.4 Mt, up 7.7%. The Middle East produced 3.2 Mt, down 12.7%. North America produced 10.2 Mt, up 16.9%. South America produced 4.0 Mt, up 12.1%.

 

Table 1. Crude steel production by region      
  Oct 2021 (Mt) % change Oct 21/20   Jan-Oct 2021 (Mt) % change Jan-Oct 21/20      
Africa 1.4 24.1   13.3 30.4      
Asia and Oceania 100.7 -16.6   1,166.1 3.0      
CIS 8.3 -0.2   87.3 5.8      
EU (27) 13.4 6.4   128.4 18.4      
Europe, Other 4.4 7.7   42.3 12.8      
Middle East 3.2 -12.7   33.0 -1.5      
North America 10.2 16.9   98.8 18.8      
South America 4.0 12.1   38.1 22.6      
Total 64 countries 145.7 -10.6   1,607.1 5.9      
                 

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 71.6 Mt in October 2021, down 23.3% on October 2020. India produced 9.8 Mt, up 2.4%. Japan produced 8.2 Mt, up 14.3%. The United States produced 7.5 Mt, up 20.5%. Russia is estimated to have produced 6.1 Mt, down 0.5%. South Korea produced 5.8 Mt, down 1.0%. Germany produced 3.7 Mt, up 7.0%. Turkey produced 3.5 Mt, up 8.0%. Brazil is estimated to have produced 3.2 Mt, up 10.4%. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.2 Mt, down 15.3%.

Table 2. Top 10 steel-producing countries
  Oct 2021 (Mt)   % change Oct 21/20   Jan-Oct 2021 (Mt) % change Jan-Oct 21/20
China 71.6   -23.3   877.1 -0.7
India 9.8   2.4   96.9 20.6
Japan 8.2   14.3   80.4 17.5
United States 7.5   20.5   71.7 19.6
Russia 6.1 e 0.5   62.5 5.7
South Korea 5.8   -1.0   58.7 5.9
Germany 3.7   7.0   33.6 15.1
Turkey 3.5   8.0   33.3 14.2
Brazil 3.2 e 10.4   30.3 19.1
Iran 2.2 e -15.3   22.4 -5.7

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

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