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World crude steel production decreased by 1.4% in August 2021

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 World crude steel production decreased by 1.4% in August 2021 

 

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 156.8 million tonnes (Mt) in August 2021, a 1.4% decrease compared to August 2020.

 

China produced 83.2 Mt in August 2021, down 13.2% on August 2020. India produced 9.9 Mt, up 8.2%. Japan produced 7.9 Mt, up 22.9%.

Crude steel production in the world

Arae August 2021 (Mt) % change August – August 21/20 Jan-August 2021(Mt) % change 21/20
Africa 1.3 38.2 10.6 30.3
Asia and Oceania 112.7 -7.3 966.3 8.5
CIS 8.8 3.6 70.9 7.7
EU (27) 11.6 27.1 70.9 20.5
Europe, Other 4.5 11.7 102.1 15.5
Middle East 3.6 10.9 33.9 10.1
North America 10.2 24.4 78.8 19.2
South America 4.0 17.2 30.3 24.9
Total 156.8 -1.4 1,321.9 10.6

 

 

Top 10 crude steel producing countries in the world

 

Countries August 2021 (Mt) % change August – August 21/20 Jan-August 2021(Mt) % change 21/20
China 83.2 -13.2 733.0 5.3
India 9.9 8.2 77.7 25.6
Japan 7.9 22.9 64.0 17.0
United States 7.5 26.8 57.1 19.5
Russia 6.3 e 4.4 50.8 7.7
South Korea 6.1 e 6.2 47.5 8.4
Turkey 3.0 e 6.7 26.7 17.4
Germany 3.5 7.1 26.6 16.7
Brazil 3.1 14.1 24.1 20.9
Iran 2.5 e 8.7 20.4 97

 

Arab countries’ production of crude steel

Countries August 2021 (000t) August 2020 (000t) % change 21/20
Egypt 878 577 52.1%
Saudi Arabia 750 673 11.4%
United Arab Emirates 267 195 36.9%
Qatar 90 83 8.4%
Libya 55 30 66.6%

 

 


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