According to the preliminary data announced by the World Steel Federation on world production (64 countries) during January 2023, crude steel production amounted to 145.3 million tonnes, a decrease of -3.3% compared to January 2022 production.
Africa produced 1.2 million tonnes of crude steel in January 2023, down by -4.9% from January 2022 and Asia and Oceania produced 107.5 million tonnes of crude steel in January 2023, down by -0.2% from January 2022.
The European Union (27) produced 10.3 million tonnes of crude steel in January 2023, a decrease of -15.2% compared to January 2022.
Other Europe produced 3.3 million tonnes, down by -17.5%, and the Middle East region produced 3.8 million tonnes, up by 19.7%.
Crude steel production in North America in the same month was 9.1 million tonnes, a decrease of -5.6% compared to the same month in 2022.
Independent countries including Russia and Ukraine produced 6.5 million tonnes of crude steel in January of 2023, a decrease of -24.9% compared to 2022. South America produced 3.6 million tonnes, down by -0.6%.
Production in different regions of the world
|Region||January 2023(MT)||December change % 23/22||Jan- Jan 2023
|% Change 23/22|
As for the Arab countries, Egypt topped the production of Arab countries in January 2023, producing 800,000 tonnes, a decline of -2.0%, followed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, producing 710,000 tonnes, a drop of -5.2%. The UAE came in third place, producing 278,000 tonnes, an increase of 37.6%.
Arab countries production of Crude steel
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