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World crude steel production rose 4.1% in February 2021

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World crude steel production rose 4.1% in February 2021

 

 

 

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 150.2 million tonnes (Mt) in February 2021, a 4.1% increase compared to February 2020. 

 

 

In Asia, China produced 83.0 Mt of crude steel in February 2021, an increase of 10.9% compared to February 2020. India produced 9.1 Mt of crude steel in February 2021, down -3.1% on February 2020. Japan produced 7.5 Mt of crude steel in February 2021, down -5.6% on February 2020.

Top 10 crude steel producing countries in the world

Countries Feb 2021 (Mt) % change Feb-Feb21/20 Jan-Feb 2021(Mt) % change 21/20
China 83.0e 10.9 175.0 12.9
India 9.1 -3.1 19.4 3.4
Japan 7.5 -5.6 15.4 -4.7
United States 6.3 -10.9 13.3 -9.9
Russia 5.7 e -1.3 12.1 -0.2
South Korea 5.5 1.2 11.5 3.3
Turkey 3.0 5.9 6.4 9.4
Germany 3.1 -10.4 6.4 -2.6
Brazil 2.8 3.8 5.8 7.3
Iran 2.3 e 11.5 5.0 10.8

 

Arab countries’ production of crude steel

Countries Feb 2021 (Mt) Feb 2020 (Mt) % change Feb-Feb 21/20
Egypt 766 774 1.0%
Saudi Arabia 570 423 34.7%
United Arab Emirates 228 289 -21.1%
Qatar 77 179 -56.9%
Libya 72 67 14.9%