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May 2021 crude steel production

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Update time : 2021-06-28 10:48:19

Crude steel production by region

Africa produced 1.3 Mt in May 2021, up 65.1% on May 2020. Asia and Oceania produced 128.4 Mt, up 11.7%. The CIS produced 9.1 Mt, up 14.8%. The EU (27) produced 13.5 Mt, up 32.7%. Europe, Other produced 4.2 Mt, up 36.9% The Middle East produced 3.7 Mt, up 16.8%. North America produced 10.1 Mt, up 47.7%. South America produced 3.9 Mt, up 49.7%.

Table 1. Crude steel production by region
  May 2021 (Mt) % change May 21/20   Jan-May 2021 (Mt) % change Jan-May 21/20
Africa 1.3 65.1   6.5 24.4
Asia and Oceania 128.4 11.7   616.5 14.9
CIS 9.1 14.8   44.3 8.4
EU (27) 13.5 32.7   64.4 15.3
Europe, Other 4.2 36.9   20.9 17.3
Middle East 3.7 16.8   17.8 8.1
North America 10.1 47.7   48.4 11.3
South America 3.9 49.7   18.7 24.1
Total 64 countries 174.4 16.5   837.5 14.5

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 99.5 Mt in May 2021, up 6.6% on May 2020. India produced 9.2 Mt, up 46.9%. Japan produced 8.4 Mt, up 42.2%. The United States produced 7.2 Mt, up 47.6%. Russia is estimated to have produced 6.6 Mt, up 14.0%. South Korea is estimated to have produced 6.0 Mt, up 10.5%. Germany is estimated to have produced 3.5 Mt, up 35.5%. Turkey produced 3.2 Mt, up 42.4%. Brazil produced 3.2 Mt, up 40.1%. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.6 Mt, up 7.7%.

Table 2. Top 10 steel-producing countries
  May 2021 (Mt)   % change May 21/20   Jan-May 2021 (Mt) % change Jan-May 21/20
China 99.5   6.6   473.1 13.9
India 9.2   46.9   48.6 33.6
Japan 8.4   42.2   40.0 9.1
United States 7.2   47.6   34.8 10.6
Russia 6.6 e 14.0   31.9 7.9
South Korea 6.0 e 10.5   29.3 6.9
Germany 3.5 e 35.5   17.0 13.6
Turkey 3.2   42.4   16.3 21.2
Brazil 3.2   40.1   14.9 20.3
Iran 2.6 e 7.7   12.5 9.2

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

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