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World crude steel production decreased by 3.5 % in May

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 169.5 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2022, a 3.5% decrease compared to 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%. 

Crude steel production in the world

Area May 2022 (Mt) % change May  22/21 Jan-May 2022(Mt) % change 21/22
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
CIS 7.4 -19.1 38.4 -13.1
South America 3.8 -2.8 18.1 -2.4
Total 169.5 -3.5 791.8 -6.3

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%.

Top 10 crude steel producing countries in the world

Countries May 2022 (Mt) % change Jan – May 22/21 Jan-May 2022(Mt) % change 21/22
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

In the Arab countries, Saudi Arabia with 790,000  tonnes, up to 6.9%, followed by Egypt came first with 784,000 tonnes,  down 2.9%, and UAE came in third Rank with 317 tonnes.

Arab countries’ production of crude steel

Countries May 2022 (000t) May 2021 (000t) % change 21/22
Egypt 784 808 -2.9
Saudi Arabia 790 739 6.9
United Arab Emirates 317 272 16.5
Qatar 94 91 3.2
Libya 60 55 9.0

 

 

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