World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 161.7 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2021, a 3.3% increase compared to July 2020.
Crude steel production by region
Africa produced 1.3 Mt in July 2021, up 36.9% on July 2020. Asia and Oceania produced 116.4 Mt, down 2.5%. The CIS produced 9.2 Mt, up 11.2%. The EU (27) produced 13.0 Mt, up 30.3%. Europe, Other produced 4.1 Mt, up 4.6% The Middle East produced 3.6 Mt, up 9.2%. North America produced 10.2 Mt, up 36.0%. South America produced 3.8 Mt, up 19.6%.
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)
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
Top 10 steel-producing countries
China produced 86.8 Mt in July 2021, down 8.4% on July 2020. India produced 9.8 Mt, up 13.3%. Japan produced 8.0 Mt, up 32.5%. The United States produced 7.5 Mt, up 37.9%. Russia is estimated to have produced 6.7 Mt, up 13.4%. South Korea produced 6.1 Mt, up 10.8%. Germany produced 3.0 Mt, up 24.7%. Turkey produced 3.2 Mt, up 2.5%. Brazil produced 3.0 Mt, up 14.5%. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.6 Mt, up 9.0%.