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World crude steel production declined by 6.5% in July 2022

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 149.3 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2022, a 6.5% decrease compared to July 2021.

Africa produced 1.2 Mt in July 2022, down 5.4% on July 2021. Asia and Oceania produced 110.1 Mt, down 5.2%. The EU (27) produced 11.7 Mt, down 6.7%. Europe, Other produced 3.5 Mt, down 16.5%. The Middle East produced 3.2 Mt, up 24.2%. North America produced 9.6 Mt, down 5.4%. Russia & other CIS + Ukraine produced 6.4 Mt, down 29.1%. South America produced 3.6 Mt, down 7.8%.

Crude steel production in the world

Area July 2022 (Mt) % change July 22/21 Jan-July 2022(Mt) % change 21/22
Africa 1.2 -5.4 8.4 -8.6
Asia and Oceania 110.1 -5.2 812.6 -4.8
EU (27) 11.7 -6.7 86.0 -5.6
Europe, Other 3.5 -16.5 27.5 -6.7
Middle East 3.2 24.2 25.3 4.4
North America 9.6 -5.4 66.4 -3.2
CIS 6.4 -29.1 50.5 -18.8
South America 3.6 -7.8 25.5 -3.4
 Total 64  149.3 -6.5 1,102.3  -5.4

As for the Arab countries, Saudi Arabia topped the Arab countries with a production of 790,000 tonnes, an increase of 7.0%, followed by Egypt with a production of 708 thousand tonnes, a decrease of -5.9%, and the UAE came in third place with a production of 297 thousand tonnes.

Arab countries’ production of crude steel

Countries July 2022 (000t) July 2021 (000t) % change 21/22
Egypt 708 753 -5.9
Saudi Arabia 790 738 7.0
United Arab Emirates 297 241 23.2
Qatar 98 93 5.4
Libya 60 0 100

 

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