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

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

Countries Jan 2021 (Mt) Jan 2020 (Mt) % change Jan-Jan 21/20
China 90.2 e 84.5 6.8
India 10.0 9.3 7.6
Japan 7.9 8.2 -3.9
United States 6.9 7.7 -9.9
Russia 6.7 e 6.3 6.5
South Korea 6.0 5.7 4.9
Turkey 3.4 3.0 12.7
Germany 3.3 3.1 6.0
Brazil 3.0 2.7 10.8
Iran 2.6 e 2.4 10.2

 

Arab countries’ production of crude steel

Countries Jan 2021 (Mt) Jan 2020 (Mt) % change Jan-Jan 21/20
Egypt 759 575 32.0%
Saudi Arabia 631 412 53.2%
United Arab Emirates 275 303 -8.3%
Qatar 89 230 -61.3%
Libya 74 65 13.8%