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World crude steel production increased by 0.6% in October 2023

World crude steel production for the 71 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 150.0 million tonnes (Mt) in October 2023, a 0.6% increase compared to October 2022.

Africa produced 1.9 Mt in October 2023, up 3.5% on October 2022. Asia and Oceania produced 108.8 Mt, up 0.8%. The EU (27) produced 10.6 Mt, down 7.1%. Europe, Other produced 3.6 Mt, down 0.2%. The Middle East produced 5.0 Mt, up 5.0%. North America produced 9.3 Mt, the same as in October 2022. Russia & other CIS + Ukraine produced 7.4 Mt, up 12.9%. South America produced 3.4 Mt, down 8.7%.

Crude steel production by region

Region Oct. 2023

(MT)

%  Changes  Oct. 22/23 Jan. – Oct. 2023

(MT)

% Changes  22/23
Africa 1.9 3.5 18.2 4.3
Asia Oceania 108.8 0.8 1,165.2 4.3
EU 10.6 -7.1 106.8 -8.8
Other Europe 3.6 -0.2 34.2 -8.6
Middle East 5.0 5.0 43.4 0.0
North America 9.3 0.0 91.6 -2.8
CIS 7.4 12.9 73.7 3.1
South America 3.4 -8.7 34.2 -6.7
Total 150.0 0.6 1,567.3 0.2

As for the Arab countries, Egypt topped the production of Arab countries in October 2023, producing 1.025 million tonnes,  up  14.7%, followed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, producing 861,00 tonnes, up 11.4%. Algeria came in third place, producing 350,000 tonnes, a decline of 3.0%.

Arab countries Crude steel production

Country Oct. 2023

(000 tonnes)

%  Changes  Oct. 22/23 Jan. – Oct. 2023

(000 tonnes)

% Changes  22/23
Egypt 1,025 14.7% 8,490 3.9%
Algeria 350 -3.0% 3,651 1.9%
Morocco 120 -4.8% 1,163 -10.5%
Tunisia 6 -10.4% 63 -4.9%
Libya 94 30.7% 712 33.1%
Saudi Arabia 861 11.4% 8,254 1.2%
United Arab Emirates 297 8.7% 2,635 -1.3%
Oman 175 5.4% 1,675 0.5%
Qatar 105 4.8% 973 9.6%
Bahrain 105 8.2% 1,006 2.9%
Kuwait 85 21.4% 837 12.3%
Jordan 25 -7.4% 250 -15.0%
Iraq 260 -5.5% 2,530 -8.2%
Yemen 8 60.0% 83 66.0%
Total 3,516 8.3% 32,323 1.4%

 

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