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World production of crude steel increased by 16.5 % in May 2021

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World production of crude steel increased by 16.5 % in May 2021

 

 

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 174.4 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2021, a 16.5% increase compared to May 2020.

 

 

China produced 99.5 Mt in May 2021, up 6.6% on May 2020. India produced 9.2 Mt, up 46.9%. Japan produced 8.4 Mt, up 42.2%. 

 

Top 10 crude steel producing countries in the world

 

Countries May 2021 (Mt) % change May – May 21/20 Jan-May 2021(Mt) % change 21/20
China 99.5 6.6 473.1 13.9
India 9.2 46.9 48.6 33.6
Japan 8.4 42.2 40.0 9.1
United States 7.2 47.6 34.8 10.6
Russia 6.6 e 14.0 31.9 7.9
South Korea 6.0 e 10.5 29.3 6.9
Turkey 3.5 e 35.5 17.0 13.6
Germany 3.2 42.4 16.3 21.2
Brazil 3.2 40.1 14.9 20.3
Iran 2.6 e 7.7 12.5 9.2

 

Arab countries’ production of crude steel

Countries May 2021 (Mt) May 2020 (Mt) % change 21/20
Egypt 808 628 28.6%
Saudi Arabia 755 545 38.5%
United Arab Emirates 270 164 64.6%
Qatar 91 63 44.4%
Libya 55 47 17%

 

 


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