World Steel Association: Crude steel production in May 2022 fell 3.5% in May

Global crude steel production from the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 169.5 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2022, down 3.5% from May 2021.

Crude steel production by region
Africa produced 1.1 Mt in May 2022, down 18.9% from May 2021. Asia and Oceania produced 126.8 Mt, down 1.7%. The EU (27) produced 12.9 Mt, down 6.8%. Europe, Other produced 4.1 Mt, down 1.7%. The Middle East produced 3.5 Mt, down 10.0%. North America produced 9.9 Mt, down 4.0%. Russia and other CIS + Ukraine produced 7.4 Mt, down 19.1%. South America produced 3.8 Mt, down 2.8%.

The 64 countries included in this table accounted for approximately 98% of the world’s total crude steel production in 2021. 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
• European Union (27)
• Europe, Other: Bosnia and 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
• Russia and other CIS + Ukraine: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
• South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

Top 10 Steel Producing Countries
China produced 96.6 Mt in May 2022, down 3.5% from May 2021. India produced 10.6 Mt, up 17.3%. Japan produced 8.1 Mt, down 4.2%. The United States produced 7.2 Mt, down 2.6%. Russia is estimated to have produced 6.4 Mt, down 1.4%. South Korea produced 5.8 Mt, down 1.4%. Germany produced 3.2 Mt, down 11.5%. Turkey produced 3.2 Mt, down 1.4%. Brazil produced 3.0 Mt, down 4.9%. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.3 Mt, down 17.6%.
Source: World Steel Association AISBL

Andrew B. Reiter