worldsteel: March 2021 crude steel production

  • Friday, April 23, 2021
  • Source:ferro-alloys.com

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[Fellow]World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 169.2 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2021, a 15.2% increase compared to March 2020.

[Ferro-Alloys.comWorld crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 169.2 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2021, a 15.2% increase compared to March 2020.
 
 
Crude steel production by region
 
Global crude steel production was 486.9 Mt in the first three months of 2021, up by 10.0% compared to the same period in 2020.
 
Asia and Oceania produced 356.9 Mt of crude steel in the first quarter of 2021, an increase of 13.2% over the first quarter of 2020.
 
The EU (27) produced 37.8 Mt of crude steel in the first quarter of 2021, up by 3.1% compared to the same quarter of 2020.
 
North America’s crude steel production in the first three months of 2021 was 28.1 Mt, a decrease of 5.2% compared to the first quarter of 2020.
 
The CIS produced 26.2 Mt of crude steel in the first quarter of 2021, an increase of 3.1% over the first quarter of 2020.
 
Table 1. Crude steel production by region
  Mar 2021 (Mt) % change Mar 21/20 Jan-Mar 2021 (Mt) % change Jan-Mar 21/20
Africa 1.5 25.9 3.9 3.4
Asia and Oceania 123.8 17.6 356.9 13.2
CIS 9.1 7.0 26.2 3.1
EU (27) 13.6 17.5 37.8 3.1
Europe, Other 4.4 10.5 12.6 8.3
Middle East 3.6 6.6 10.5 3.2
North America 9.7 0.1 28.1 -5.2
South America 3.6 8.1 10.9 7.1
Total 64 countries 169.2 15.2 486.9 10.0
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 94.0 Mt in March 2021, up 19.1% on March 2020. India produced 10.0 Mt, up 23.9%. Japan produced 8.3 Mt, up 4.6%. The United States produced 7.1 Mt, up 1.0%. Russia is estimated to have produced 6.6 Mt, up 9.4%. South Korea produced 6.1 Mt, up 4.7%. Germany is estimated to have produced 3.6 Mt, up 10.4%. Turkey produced 3.4 Mt, up 9.2%. Brazil produced 2.8 Mt, up 4.1%. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.6 Mt, up 10.7%.
 
Table 2. Top 10 steel-producing countries
  Mar 2021 (Mt)   % change Mar 21/20 Jan-Mar 2021 (Mt) % change Jan-Mar 21/20
China 94.0   19.1 271.0 15.6
India 10.0   23.9 29.6 10.4
Japan 8.3   4.6 23.7 -1.7
United States 7.1   1.0 20.4 -6.3
Russia 6.6 e 9.4 18.9 4.4
South Korea 6.1   4.7 17.6 3.8
Germany 3.6 e 10.4 10.0 1.7
Turkey 3.4   9.2 9.8 9.5
Brazil 2.8   4.1 8.7 6.2
Iran 2.6 e 10.7 7.5 10.7
e - estimated. Ranking of top 10 producing countries is based on year-to-date aggregate

 
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