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World crude steel production decreased by 5.9 % in June 2022

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.

Africa produced 1.2 Mt in June 2022, down 18.7% from 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 5.9 Mt, down 34.3%, and South America produced 3.7 Mt, down 4.9%.

Crude steel production in the world

Area June 2022 (Mt) % change June 22/21 Jan-June 2022(Mt) % change 21/22
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
CIS 5.9 -34.3 43.6 -18.0
South America 3.7 -4.9 21.8 -2.8
Total 158.1 -5.9 949.4 -5.5

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%.

Top 10 crude steel producing countries in the world

Countries June 2022 (Mt) % change Jan – June 22/21 Jan-June 2022(Mt) % change 21/22
China 90.7 -3.35 526.9 -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

In the Arab countries, Egypt  came first with 859,000 tonnes, down  7.6%, followed by Saudi Arabia with 765,000 tonnes, up by 3.6%, and UAE came in the third Rank with 305 tonnes.

Arab countries’ production of crude steel

Countries June 2022 (000t) June 2021 (000t) % change 21/22
Egypt 859 930 -7.6
Saudi Arabia 765 738 3.6
United Arab Emirates 305 247 23.5
Qatar 90 86 4.7
Libya 60 60 0.0

 

 

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