Crude steel production by region
- Africa produced 1.5 million tons of steel in August 2023, up by 16.1% from August 2022.
- Asia and Oceania produced 115.7 million tons of steel, up by 3.5%.
- The EU(27) produced 9.1 million tons of steel, down by 4.4%.
- Europe and other countries produced 3.4 million tons, down by 3.2%.
- The Middle East produced 2.8 million tons, down by 16.0%.
- North America produced 9.2 million tons, down by 2.6%.
- Russia and other CIS countries and Ukraine produced 7.5 million tons of steel, up by 10.7%.
- Steel production in South America fell by 8.1% to 3.4 million tons.
Countries accounting for around 97% of total world crude steel production in 2022.
Africa: Egypt, Libya, South Africa, Tunisia
Asia and Oceania: Australia, China, India, Japan, Mongolia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan (China), Thailand, Vietnam
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 of America
Russia and 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 86.4 million tons of steel in August 2023, up by 3.2% from August 2022.
- India produced 11.9 million tons of steel, up by 17.4%.
- Japan produced 7.1 million tons, down by 2.9%.
- The United States officially produced 7.0 million tons of steel, up by 1.1%.
- Russia is estimated to produce 6.4 million tons, up by 8.9%.
- South Korea produced 5.6 million tons of steel, down by 5.9%.
- Germany produced 2.8 million tons, down by 1.0%.
- Türkiye produced 2.8 million tons of steel, down by 2.9%.
- Brazil produced 2.7 million tons, down by 5.9%.
- Iran produced 1.6 million tons, down by 24.1%.