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Global crude steel output increases by 3.4% in 2019

Global crude steel output increases by 3.4% in 2019

 

Global crude steel production reached 1,869.9 million tonnes (Mt) for the year 2019, up by 3.4% compared to 2018. Crude steel production contracted in all regions in 2019 except in Asia and the Middle East.

 

Asia produced 1,341.6 Mt of crude steel in 2019, an increase of 5.7% compared to 2018. EU produced 159.4 Mt of crude steel in 2019, a decrease of 4.9% compared to 2018. Crude steel production in North America was 120.0 Mt in 2019, 0.8% lower than in 2018. 

The CIS produced 100.4 Mt, a decrease of 0.5%. The Middle East produced 45.3 Mt of crude steel in 2019, an increase of 19.2% on 2018.

Annual crude steel production for South America was 41.2 Mt in 2019, a decrease of 8.4% on 2018. 

Africa produced 17.0 Mt in 2019, down 2.3% on 2018.

 

 

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