September 2022 crude steel production

25 October 2022 Brussels, Belgium

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 151.7 million tonnes (Mt) in September 2022, a 3.7% increase compared to September 2021.

Crude steel production by region

Africa produced 1.4 Mt in September 2022, up 1.0% on September 2021. Asia and Oceania produced 113.0 Mt, up 10.6%. The EU (27) produced 10.7 Mt, down 16.7%. Europe, Other produced 3.4 Mt, down 18.6%. The Middle East produced 3.8 Mt, up 15.4%. North America produced 9.1 Mt, down 7.6%. Russia & other CIS + Ukraine produced 6.7 Mt, down 21.9%. South America produced 3.5 Mt, down 9.6%.

Table 1. Crude steel production by region
Sep 2022 (Mt)% change Sep 22/21Jan-Sep
2022 (Mt)
% change Jan-Sep 22/21
Asia and Oceania113.010.61,037.9-2.9
EU (27)10.7-16.7105.8-8.2
Europe, Other3.4-18.634.6-9.2
Middle East3.815.432.37.9
North America9.1-7.684.9-4.2
Russia & other CIS + Ukraine6.7-21.965.8-18.5
South America3.5-9.632.7-4.6
Total 64 countries151.73.71,405.2-4.3

The 64 countries included in this table accounted for approximately 98% of total world 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), Thailand, Vietnam
  • 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
  • Russia & 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 86.95 Mt in September 2022, up 17.6% on September 2021. India produced 9.9 Mt, up 1.8%. Japan produced 7.1 Mt, down 12.3%. The United States produced 6.6 Mt, down 7.5%. Russia is estimated to have produced 5.7 Mt, down 6.8%. South Korea produced 4.6 Mt, down 15.4%. Germany produced 2.8 Mt, down 15.4%. Türkiye produced 2.7 Mt, down 19.4%. Brazil produced 2.7 Mt, down 11.7%. Iran produced 2.7 Mt, up 26.7%.

Table 2. Top 10 steel-producing countries
Sep 2022 (Mt) % change Sep 22/21Jan-Sep 2022 (Mt)% change Jan-Sep 22/21
United States6.6-7.561.5-4.3
South Korea4.6-15.450.5-4.4

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

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