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World production of crude steel increased by 23.3% in April

World production of crude steel increased by 23.3% in April 2021

 

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 169.5 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2021, a 23.3% increase compared to April 2020.

 

 

China produced 97.9  Mt in April 2021, up 13.4 % on April 2020. India produced 8.3Mt, up 152.1%. Japan produced 78 Mt, up 18.9%. 

Top 10 crude steel producing countries in the world

 

Countries April 2021 (Mt) % change April -April 21/20 Jan-April 2021(Mt) % change 21/20
China 97.9 13.4 374.6 15.8
India 8.3 152.1 38.2 26.9
Japan 7.8 18.9 31.5 2.7
United States 6.9 43.0 27.3 2.8
Russia 6.5 e 15.1 25.5 7.1
South Korea 5.9 e 15.4 23.4 6.5
Turkey 3.4 31.5 13.5 9.0
Germany 3.3 13.1 13.1 16.9
Brazil 3.1 59.3 11.8 15.9
Iran 2.5 e 6.4 10.0 9.6

 

Arab countries’ production of crude steel

Countries April 2021 (Mt) April 2020 (Mt) % change 21/20
Egypt 819 664 23.3%
Saudi Arabia 730 589 23.9%
United Arab Emirates 259 115 125%
Qatar 85 49 73.4%
Libya 65 0 100%