Global Crude Steel Production in April 2021 up 23% YoY
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Global Crude Steel Production in April 2021 up 23% YoY

World Steel Association announced that world crude steel production for the 64 countries was 169.5 million tonnes in April 2021, a 23.3% YoY increase

World Steel Association announced that world crude steel production for the 64 countries was 169.5 million tonnes in April 2021, a 23.3% YoY increase compared to April 2020 due to low base in 2020. Africa produced 1.3 million tonnes in April 2021 up 93.9% YoY on April 2020. Asia and Oceania produced 125.0 million tonnes up 19.2% YoY. The CIS produced 9.0 million tonnes up 20.7% YoY. The EU (27) produced 12.9 million tonnes up 42.8% YoY. Europe Other produced 4.2 million tonnes up 33.9% YoY. The Middle East produced 3.5 million tonnes up 15.3% YoY. North America produced 9.7 million tonnes up 38.2% YoY. South America produced 3.8 million tonnes up 70.9% YoY.

January-April 2021 Region wise Crude Steel Production

Africa - 5.2 million tonne, up 17 % YoY

Asia and Oceania - 487.8 million tonne, up 15.3% YoY

CIS - 35.3 million tonne, up 7.4% YoY

EU (27) – 51.0 million tonne, up 11.6% YoY

Europe Other - 16.7 million tonne, up 13.1% YoY

Middle East - 14.1 million tonne, up 6% YoY

North America – 38.0 million tonne, up 3.8% YoY

South America - 14.7 million tonne, up 18.2% YoY

Total 64 countries - 662.8 million tonne, up 13.7% YoY

Top 10 Crude Steel Producing Countries - China produced 97.9 million tonnes in April 2021 up 13.4% YoY on April 2020. India produced 8.3 million tonnes up 152.1% YoY. Japan produced 7.8 million tonnes up 18.9% YoY. The United States produced 6.9 million tonnes up 43.0% YoY. Russia is estimated to have produced 6.5 million tonnes up 15.1% YoY. South Korea is estimated to have produced 5.9 million tonnes up 15.4% YoY. Germany produced 3.4 million tonnes up 31.5% YoY. Turkey produced 3.3 million tonnes up 46.6% YoY. Brazil produced 3.1 million tonnes up 59.3% YoY. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.5 million tonnes up 6.4% YoY.

January-April 2021 Top 10 Nation’s Crude Steel Production

China - 374.6 million tonne, up 15.8% YoY

India - 38.2 million tonne, up 26.9% YoY

Japan - 31.5 million tonne, up 2.7% YoY

United States - 27.3 million tonne, up 2.8% YoY

Russia - 25.5 million tonne, up 7.1% YoY

South Korea - 23.4 million tonne, up 6.5% YoY

Germany - 13.5 million tonne, up 9.0% YoY

Turkey - 13.1 million tonne, up 16.9% YoY

Brazil - 11.8 million tonne, up 15.9% YoY

Iran – 10.0 million tonne, up 9.6% YoY

The 64 countries included in this table accounted for approximately 98% of total world crude steel production in 2020.

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)

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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