Global Crude Steel Production Crosses 1 Billion Tonne Mark in H1
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Global Crude Steel Production Crosses 1 Billion Tonne Mark in H1

World Steel Association announced that global crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to worldsteel was 167.9 million tonnes

World Steel Association announced that global crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to worldsteel was 167.9 million tonnes in June 2021, an 11.6% increase compared to June 2020. As a result, global crude steel production in January-June 2021 surged by 14.4% YoY to 1003.9 million tonnes

Top 10 Steel-Producing Countries

China - 93.9 million tonne in June, up by 2% YoY & 563.3 million tonne in H1, up by 12% YoY

India - 9.4 million tonne in June, up by 21% YoY & 57.9 million tonne in H1, up by 31% YoY

Japan - 8.1 million tonne in June, up by 44% YoY & 48.1 million tonne in H1, up by 14% YoY

United States - 7.1 million tonne in June, up by 44% YoY & 42.0 million tonne in H1, up by 16% YoY

Russia - 6.4 million tonne in June, up by 11% YoY & 38.2 million tonne in H1, up by 9% YoY

South Korea - 6.0 million tonne in June, up by 17% YoY & 35.2 million tonne in H1, up by 8% YoY

Germany - 3.4 million tonne in June, up by 38% YoY & 20.6 million tonne in H1, up by 18% YoY

Turkey - 3.4 million tonne in June, up by 18% YoY & 19.7 million tonne in H1, up by 21% YoY

Brazil - 3.1 million tonne in June, up by 45% YoY & 18.1 million tonne in H1, up by 24% YoY

Iran - 2.5 million tonne in June, up by 2% YoY & 15.0 million tonne in H1, up by 8% YoY

In million tonnes

Source – worldsteel

Crude Steel Production in H1 of 2021 by Region

Africa - 8.0 million tonne, up by 28% YoY

Asia and Oceania - 737.0 million tonne, up by 14% YoY

CIS - 53.3 million tonne, up by 9% YoY

EU (27) - 77.8 million tonne, up by 18% YoY

Europe, Other - 25.2 million tonne, up by 18% YoY

Middle East - 21.4 million tonne, up by 9% YoY

North America - 58.7 million tonne, up by 16% YoY

South America - 22.6 million tonne, up by 28% YoY

Total 64 countries - 1003.9 million tonne, up by 14% YoY

In million tonnes

Source – worldsteel

The 64 countries included in this table accounted for approximately 98% of total world crude steel production in 2020. Regions and countries covered by the table:

Africa: Egypt, Libya, South Africa

Asia and Oceania: Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan (China), Vietnam

CIS: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

European Union (27): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

Europe, Other: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Turkey, United Kingdom

Middle East: Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

North America: Canada, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, United States

South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

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