Global crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 167.9 million tonnes in June 2021, up 11.6% from June 2020. In January - June 2021, global steel production amounted to 1,003.9 million tons, which is 14.4% more than in the same period last year.
Steel production by region
In June 2021, 1.5 million tons of steel were smelted in Africa, which is 46.9% more than in June 2020.
In Asia and Oceania, 122.5 million tons were produced, which is 6.4% more.
In the CIS, steel production amounted to 8.9 million tons, an increase of 9.1%.
The EU (27) produced 13.2 million tons of steel, which is 34.7% more than in the same period last year.
The rest of Europe produced 4.3 million tons of steel, increasing their production by 21.0%.
In the Middle East, 3.6 million tons were smelted, which is 9.1% more than in June 2020.
North America produced 10.0 million tonnes of steel, up 45.2%.
South America smelted 3.9 million tons, up 51.3% over the same period in 2020.
Top 10 steel producing countries in June 2021
- China produced 93.9 million tons, up 1.5%.
- India produced 9.4 million tons, up 21.4%.
- Japan produced 8.1 million tonnes, up 44.4%.
- The United States produced 7.1 million tonnes, up 44.4%.
- Russia produced 6.4 million tons, which is 11.4% more.
- South Korea produced 6.0 million tonnes, up 17.3%.
- Germany produced 3.4 million tonnes, up 38.2%.
- Turkey produced 3.4 million tons, an increase of 17.9%.
- Brazil produced 3.1 million tonnes, up 45.2%.
- Iran produced 2.5 million tons, up 1.9%.