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World’s production of crude steel rose 4.8% in January 2021

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World’s production of crude steel rose 4.8% in January 2021

 

 

 

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 162.9 million tonnes (Mt) in January 2021, a 4.8% increase compared to January 2020. 

 

 

In Asia, China produced 90.2 Mt of crude steel in January 2021, an increase of 6.8% compared to January 2020. India produced 10.0 Mt of crude steel in January 2021, up 7.6% on January 2020. Japan produced 7.9 Mt of crude steel in January 2021, down -3.9% on January 2020.

Top 10 crude steel producing countries in the world

CountriesJan 2021 (Mt)Jan 2020 (Mt)% change Jan-Jan 21/20
China 90.2 e84.56.8
India10.09.37.6
Japan7.98.2-3.9
United States6.97.7-9.9
Russia6.7 e6.36.5
South Korea6.05.74.9
Turkey3.43.012.7
Germany3.33.16.0
Brazil3.02.710.8
Iran2.6 e2.410.2

 

Arab countries’ production of crude steel

CountriesJan 2021 (Mt)Jan 2020 (Mt)% change Jan-Jan 21/20
Egypt75957532.0%
Saudi Arabia63141253.2%
United Arab Emirates275303-8.3%
Qatar 89230-61.3%
Libya746513.8%