According to the preliminary data announced by the World Steel Organization about world production (63 countries) during April 2023, crude steel production amounted to 161.4 million tonnes, a decrease of 2.4% compared to the production of April 2022.
Africa produced 1.3 million tonnes in April 2023, up 4.8% from April 2023. Asia and Oceania 121.1 million tonnes, down 1.5%. The European Union (27) 11.1 million tonnes, down by 11.7%. Other Europe produced 3.5 million tonnes, down 17.3%. In the Middle East, 4.2 million tonnes, up 4.2%.
North America produced 9.2 million tonnes, down 4.6%. Russia and the independent countries, including Ukraine, production reached 7.5 million tonnes, up 5.9%. South America 3.6 million tonnes, down 2.2%.
Production in different regions of the world
|Region||April 2023 (Million Tonne)||% April changes 22/23||Jan- April |
As for the Arab countries, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia topped the production of Arab countries in April 2023, producing 790 thousand tonnes, an increase of 2.5%, followed by Egypt, producing 736 thousand tonnes, a decrease of 0.8%. The UAE came in third place, producing 279 thousand tonnes, a decline of 8.5%
Arab countries’ production of crude steel
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