25 July 2023 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 63 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 158.8 million tonnes (Mt) in June 2023, a 0.1% decrease compared to June 2022.

Crude steel production by region

Africa produced 1.3 Mt in June 2023, up 11.5% on June 2022. Asia and Oceania produced 119.7 Mt, up 0.8%. The EU (27) produced 10.6 Mt, down 11.1%. Europe, Other produced 3.7 Mt, down 1.8%. The Middle East produced 4.2 Mt, up 9.4%. North America produced 9.2 Mt, down 0.5%. Russia & other CIS + Ukraine produced 6.8 Mt, up 5.2%. South America produced 3.3 Mt, down 12.4%.  
Table 1. Crude steel production by region
Jun 2023 (Mt) % change Jun 23/22 Jan-Jun
2023 (Mt)
% change Jan-Jun 23/22
Africa 1.3 11.5 7.6 4.1
Asia and Oceania 119.7 0.8 708.2 0.7
EU (27) 10.6 -11.1 66.3 -10.9
Europe, Other 3.7 -1.8 20.2 -14.1
Middle East 4.2 9.4 23.0 3.0
North America 9.2 -0.5 54.8 -3.5
Russia & other CIS + Ukraine 6.8 5.2 43.3 -3.4
South America 3.3 -12.4 20.4 -7.0
Total 63 countries 158.8 -0.1 943.9 -1.1
  The 63 countries included in this table accounted for approximately 97% of total world crude steel production in 2022. Regions and countries covered by the table:
  • Africa: Egypt, Libya, South Africa, Tunisia
  • Asia and Oceania: Australia, China, India, Japan, Mongolia, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan (China), Thailand, Viet Nam
  • European Union (27)
  • Europe, Other: Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Türkiye, United Kingdom
  • Middle East: Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
  • North America: Canada, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, United States
  • Russia & other CIS + Ukraine: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine
  • South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
 

Top 10 steel-producing countries

China produced 91.1 Mt in June 2023, up 0.4% on June 2022. India produced 11.2 Mt, up 12.9%. Japan produced 7.3 Mt, down 1.7%. The United States produced 6.8 Mt, up 0.5%. Russia is estimated to have produced 5.8 Mt, up 3.8%. South Korea produced 5.5 Mt, down 0.9%. Germany produced 2.9 Mt, down 8.4%. Iran produced 3.2 Mt, up 17.4%. Brazil produced 2.6 Mt, down 12.5%. Türkiye produced 2.9 Mt, down 1.5%.  
Table 2. Top 10 steel-producing countries
Jun 2023 (Mt)   % change Jun 23/22 Jan-Jun 2023 (Mt) % change Jan-Jun 23/22
China 91.1 0.4 535.6 1.3
India 11.2 12.9 67.9 7.4
Japan 7.3 -1.7 43.8 -4.7
United States 6.8 0.5 39.9 -2.9
Russia 5.8 e 3.8 37.5 1.0
South Korea 5.5 -0.9 33.7 -0.5
Germany 2.9 -8.4 18.5 -5.3
Iran 3.2 17.4 16.1 4.8
Brazil 2.6 -12.5 16.0 -8.9
Türkiye 2.9 -1.5 15.9 -16.3

e – estimated. Ranking of top 10 producing countries is based on year-to-date aggregate

 

Notes to Editors:

  • The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world, with members in every major steel-producing country. worldsteel represents steel producers, national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes. Members represent around 85% of global steel production.
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