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World Steel Association: June 2022 crude steel production Down 5.9%

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 158.1 million tonnes (Mt) in June 2022, a 5.9% decrease compared to June 2021.

Crude steel production by region

Africa produced 1.2 Mt in June 2022, down 18.7% on June 2021. Asia and Oceania produced 118.8 Mt, down 3.1%. The EU (27) produced 11.8 Mt, down 12.2%. Europe, Other produced 3.8 Mt, down 10.9%. The Middle East produced 3.4 Mt, down 5.0%. North America produced 9.6 Mt, down 2.4%. Russia & other CIS + Ukraine produced 5.9 Mt, down 34.3%. South America produced 3.7 Mt, down 4.9%.

Table 1. Crude steel production by region
Jun 2022 (Mt) % change Jun 22/21 Jan-Jun
2022 (Mt) % change Jan-Jun 22/21
Africa 1.2 -18.7 7.3 -9.1
Asia and Oceania 118.8 -3.1 701.4 -4.8
EU (27) 11.8 -12.2 73.8 -6.2
Europe, Other 3.8 -10.9 24.0 -5.0
Middle East 3.4 -5.0 20.4 -5.9
North America 9.6 -2.4 57.2 -2.3
Russia & other CIS + Ukraine 5.9 -34.3 43.6 -18.0
South America 3.7 -4.9 21.8 -2.8
Total 64 countries 158.1 -5.9 949.4 -5.5

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 90.7 Mt in June 2022, down 3.3% on June 2021. India produced 10.0 Mt, up 6.3%. Japan produced 7.4 Mt, down 8.1%. The United States produced 6.9 Mt, down 4.2%. Russia is estimated to have produced 5.0 Mt, down 22.2%. South Korea is estimated to have produced 5.6 Mt, down 6.0%. Germany produced 3.2 Mt, down 7.0%. Turkey produced 2.9 Mt, down 13.1%. Brazil is estimated to have produced 2.9 Mt, down 6.1%. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.2 Mt, down 10.8%.

Table 2. Top 10 steel-producing countries
Jun 2022 (Mt) % change Jun 22/21 Jan-Jun 2022 (Mt) % change Jan-Jun 22/21
China 90.7 -3.3 526.9 -6.5
India 10.0 6.3 63.2 8.8
Japan 7.4 -8.1 46.0 -4.3
United States 6.9 -4.2 41.1 -2.2
Russia 5.0 e -22.2 35.4 -7.2
South Korea 5.6 e -6.0 33.8 -3.9
Germany 3.2 -7.0 19.6 -5.5
Turkey 2.9 -13.1 19.0 -4.6
Brazil 2.9 e -6.1 17.4 -2.9
Iran 2.2 e -10.8 13.6 -10.8
Source: The World Steel Association

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