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World crude steel production decreased by 5.1% in April

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 162.7 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2022, a 5.1% decrease compared to April 2021.

Asia and Oceania produced 121.4 Mt, down 4.0%. The EU (27) produced 12.3 Mt, down 5.4%. Europe, Other produced 4.2 Mt. up 0.5%.
North America produced 9.4 Mt, down 5.1%. Russia & other CIS + Ukraine produced 7.3 Mt, down 18.4%. South America produced 3.6 Mt, down 4.8%.

Crude steel production in the world

Area April 2022 (Mt) % change April 22/21 Jan-April 2022(Mt) % change 21/22
Africa 1.2 -5.4 5.0 -3.6
Asia and Oceania 121.4 -4.0 452.6 -7.7
CIS 7.3 -18.4 31.3 -11.0
EU (27) 12.3 -5.4 48.9 -4.7
Europe, Other 4.2 0.5 16.1 -3.8
Middle East 3.3 -14.5 13.5 -5.3
North America 9.4 -5.1 37.4 -2.3
South America 3.6 -4.8 14.3 -3.2
Total 162.7 -5.1 619.1 -7.1

China produced 92.8 Mt in April 2022, down 5.2% on April 2021. India produced 10.1 Mt, up 6.2%. Japan produced 7.5 Mt, down 4.4%. 

Top 10 crude steel producing countries in the world

Countries April 2022 (Mt) % change Jan – April 22/21 Jan-April 2022(Mt) % change 21/22
China 92.8 -5.2 336.2 -10.3
India 10.1 6.2 42.3 6.5
Japan 7.5 -4.4 30.5 -3.3
United States 6.9 -3.9 27.1 -1.7
Russia 6.4 e 0.6 25.1 -0.7
South Korea 5.5 -4.1 22.4 -4.0
Germany 3.3 -1.1 13.1 -3.0
Turkey 3.4 1.6 12.8 -3.2
Brazil 2.9 -4.0 11.6 -1.7
Iran 2.2 e -20.7 9.1 -8.9

In the Arab countries, Saudi Arabia with 765,000  tonnes, up to 0.5%, followed by Egypt came first with 742,000 tonnes,  down 10.4%, and UAE came in third Rank with 265,000 tonnes.

Arab countries’ production of crude steel

Countries April 2022 (000t) April 2021 (000t) % change 21/22
Egypt 742 819 -10.4
Saudi Arabia 765 761 0.5
United Arab Emirates 265 259 -8.6
Qatar 89 85 4.7
Libya 75 65 15.4

 

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