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World steel production up nearly 12% in June - Worldsteel

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In six months, global steel production increased by 14.4%, exceeding a billion tons.

World steel production up nearly 12% in June - Worldsteel

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

  1. China produced 93.9 million tons, up 1.5%.
  2. India produced 9.4 million tons, up 21.4%.
  3. Japan produced 8.1 million tonnes, up 44.4%.
  4. The United States produced 7.1 million tonnes, up 44.4%.
  5. Russia produced 6.4 million tons, which is 11.4% more.
  6. South Korea produced 6.0 million tonnes, up 17.3%.
  7. Germany produced 3.4 million tonnes, up 38.2%.
  8. Turkey produced 3.4 million tons, an increase of 17.9%.
  9. Brazil produced 3.1 million tonnes, up 45.2%.
  10. Iran produced 2.5 million tons, up 1.9%.
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