World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 161.0 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2022, a 5.8% decrease compared to March 2021.
Global crude steel production was 456.6 Mt in the first three months of 2022, down by 6.8% compared to the same period in 2021. Asia and Oceania produced 331.3 Mt of crude steel in the first quarter of 2022, a decrease of 7.8% from the first quarter of 2021.
The EU (27) produced 36.8 Mt of crude steel in the first quarter of 2022, down by 3.8% compared to the same quarter of 2021.
North America’s crude steel production in the first three months of 2022 was 28.1 Mt, a decrease of 0.9% compared to the first quarter of 2021.
Russia & other CIS + Ukraine produced 24.0 Mt of crude steel in the first quarter of 2022, a decrease of 8.5% on the first quarter of 2021.
Crude steel production in the world
|Area||March 2022 (Mt)||% change Mar. – Mar. 22/21||Jan.-Mar.022 (Mt)||% change 22/21|
|Asia and Oceania||118.6||-5.0||331.3||-7.8|
China produced 88.3 Mt in March 2022, down 6.4% on March 2021. India produced 10.9 Mt, up 4.4%. Japan produced 8.0 Mt, down 4.3%.
Top 10 crude steel producing countries in the world
|Countries||March 2022 (Mt)||% change Mar. – Mar. 22/21||Jan-Mar 2022 (Mt)||% change 22/21|
In the Arab countries, Egypt came first with 809,000 tonnes, down 19.9%, followed by Saudi Arabia with 790,000 tonnes, up to 0.5%, and UAE came in third Rank with 276,000 tonnes.
Arab countries’ production of crude steel
|Countries||March 2022 (000t)||% change Mar. – Mar. 22/21||% change 22/21|
|United Arab Emirates||276||254||-8.6|