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 World crude steel production increased by 3.6% in 2021 , Egypt is the first in the Arab world

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 158.7 million tonnes (Mt) in December 2021, a -3.0% decrease compared to December 2020. despite the decline in production in December, The world production of steel crude up by 3.6% compared to production in 2020.

Crude steel production in the world

Area December 2021 (Mt) % change Dec.  – Dec. 21/20  2021(Mt) % change 21/20
Africa 1.2 -9.6 16.0 26.7
Asia and Oceania 116.1 -4.4 1,382.0 0.6
CIS 8.9 -3.0 105.6 5.6
EU (27) 11.1 -1.4 152.5 15.4
Europe, Other 4.3 -0.8 51.2 11.6
Middle East 3.9 22.1 41.2 1.2
North America 9.7 7.5 117.8 16.6
South America 3.5 -8.7 45.6 17.8
Total 158.7 -3.0 1,911.9 3.6

 

China may lead the steel-producing countries in 2021, with a production of 1,032.8 million tonnes, a 3.0% decrease compared to the production in 2020, followed by India with a production of 118.1 million tonnes, an increase of 17.8%, and Japan in third rank with a production of 96.3, an increase of 14.9%

Top 10 crude steel producing countries in the world

Countries December 2021 (Mt) % change Dec. – Dec. 21/20  2021(Mt) % change 21/20
China 86.2 -6.8 1,032.8 -3.0
India 10.4 0.9 118.1 17.8
Japan 7.9 5.4 96.3 14.9
United States 7.2 11.9 86.0 18.3
Russia 6.6 e 0.0 76.0 6.1
South Korea 6.0 1.1 70.6 5.2
Turkey 3.3 -2.3 40.4 12.7
Germany 3.1 0.1 40.1 12.3
Brazil 2.6 -11.4 36.0 14.7
Iran 2.8 e 15.1 28.5 -1.8

 

In the Arab countries, Egypt came first with 10.3 million tonnes, an increase of 25.1%, followed by Saudi Arabia with 8.7 million tonnes, an increase of 12.3%, and Algeria came in third Rank with 4.0 million tonnes.

Arab countries’ production of crude steel

Countries  2021 (Mt)  2020 (Mt) % change 21/20
Egypt 10.3 8.2 25.1
Saudi Arabia 8.7 7.8 12.3
United Arab Emirates 4.0 4.0 0.0
Algeria 3.0 2.7 11.1
Qatar 1.0 1.2 -16.6
Libya 0.705 0.538 31.0

 

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