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World crude steel production increased by 14.4% in H1 2021 

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 167.9 million tonnes (Mt) in June 2021, a 11.6% increase compared to June 2020.

China produced 93.9 Mt in June 2021, up 1.5% on June 2020. India produced 9.4 Mt, up 21.4%. Japan produced 8.1 Mt, up 44.4%. 

In January-June 2021, the world’s crude steel production was 1,003.9 million tons, an increase of 14.4% compared to the same period in 2020.

Crude steel production in the world

Arae June 2021 (Mt) % change June – June 21/20 Jan-June 2021(Mt) % change 21/20
Africa 1.5 46.9 8.0 28.0
Asia and Oceania 122.5 6.4 737.0 13.8
CIS 8.9 9.1 53.3 8.7
EU (27) 13.2 34.7 77.8 18.4
Europe, Other 4.3 21.0 25.2 18.1
Middle East 3.6 9.1 21.4 8.7
North America 10.0 45.2 58.7 16.4
South America 3.9 51.3 22.6 28.1
Total 167.9 11.6 1003.9 14.4

 

Top 10 crude steel producing countries in the world

Countries June 2021 (Mt) % change June – June 21/20 Jan-June 2021(Mt) % change 21/20
China 93.9 1.5 563.3 11.8
India 9.4 21.4 57.9 31.3
Japan 8.1 44.4 48.1 13.8
United States 7.1 44.4 42.0 15.5
Russia 6.4 e 11.4 38.2 8.5
South Korea 6.0  17.3 35.2 8.3
Turkey 3.4 38.2 20.6 18.1
Germany 3.4 17.9 19.7 20.6
Brazil 3.1 45.2 18.1 24.0
Iran 2.5 e 1.9 15.0 8.0

 

Arab countries’ production of crude steel

Countries June 2021 (000t) June 2020 (000t) % change 21/20
Egypt 930 662 40.5%
Saudi Arabia 738 541 36.4%
United Arab Emirates 265 219 21.0%
Qatar 86 80 7.5%
Libya 55 58 -5.2%
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