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WSA: World Crude Steel Production down 5.3% in December 2023

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December 2023 crude steel production

Crude steel production by region

Africa produced 1.9 Mt in December 2023, up 17.7% on December 2022. Asia and Oceania produced 96.4 Mt, down 9.7%. The EU (27) produced 9.1 Mt, up 2.7%. Europe, Other produced 3.9 Mt, up 19.4%. The Middle East produced 4.9 Mt, up 9.6%. North America produced 9.3 Mt, up 5.3%. Russia & other CIS + Ukraine produced 7.1 Mt, up 11.8%. South America produced 3.2 Mt, down 3.2%.

Table 1. Crude steel production by region

 

December 2023 (Mt)

% change Dec 23/22

Jan-Dec 2023 (Mt)

% change Jan- Dec 23/22

Africa

1.9

17.7

22

5.7

Asia and Oceania

96.4

-9.7

1367.2

0.7

EU (27)

9.1

2.7

126.3

-7.4

Europe, Other

3.9

19.4

41.7

-4.6

Middle East

4.9

9.6

53.2

1.3

North America

9.3

5.3

109.6

-1.7

Russia & other CIS + Ukraine

7.1

11.8

88.1

4.5

South America

3.2

-3.2

41.5

-5.7

The 71 countries included in this table accounted for approximately 98% of total world crude steel production in 2022.

Regions and countries covered by the table:

  • Africa: Algeria*, Egypt, Libya, Morocco*, South Africa, Tunisia
  • Asia and Oceania: Australia, China, India, Japan, Mongolia, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan (China), Thailand, Viet Nam
  • European Union (27): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
  • Europe, Other: Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Türkiye, United Kingdom
  • Middle East: Bahrain*, Iran, Iraq*, Jordan*, Kuwait*, Oman*, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen*
  • 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

* Countries added in November 2023

Top 10 steel-producing countries

China produced 67.4 Mt in December 2023, down 14.9% on December 2022. India produced 12.1 Mt, up 9.5%. Japan produced 7.0 Mt, up 1.1%. The United States produced 6.8 Mt, up 7.6%. Russia is estimated to have produced 6.0 Mt, up 4.3%. South Korea produced 5.4 Mt, up 2.7%. Germany produced 2.6 Mt, down 2.3%. Türkiye produced 3.2 Mt, up 21.2%. Brazil produced 2.5 Mt, up 0.9%. Iran produced 2.9 Mt, up 12.1%.

Table 2. Top 10 steel-producing countries

 

December 2023 (Mt)

% change Dec 23/22

Jan-Dec 2023 (Mt)

% change Jan- Dec 23/22

China

67.4

-14.9

1019.1

0

India

12.1

9.5

140.2

11.8

Japan

7

1.1

87

-2.5

United States

6.8

7.6

80.7

0.2

Russia (e)

6

4.3

75.8

5.6

South Korea

5.4

2.7

66.7

1.3

Germany

2.6

-2.3

35.4

-3.9

Türkiye

3.2

21.2

33.7

-4

Brazil

2.5

0.9

31.9

-6.5

Iran

2.9

12.1

31.1

1.8

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

2023 global crude steel production totals

Total world crude steel production was 1,882.7 Mt in 2023. Please see the Steel Data Viewer for the complete listing of annual production totals by country.

Table 3: 2023 global crude steel production 

Rank

Country

2023

2022

%2023/2022

1

China

1,019.10

1,018.00

0.1

2

India

140.2

125.4

11.8

3

Japan

87

89.2

-2.5

4

United States

80.7

80.5

0.2

5

Russia (e)

75.8

71.7

5.6

6

South Korea

66.7

65.8

1.3

7

Germany

35.4

36.9

-3.9

8

Turkey

33.7

35.1

-4

9

Brazil

31.9

34.1

-6.5

10

Iran

31.1

30.6

1.8

11

Italy

21.1

21.6

-2.4

12

Viet Nam (e)

19

20

-5

13

Taiwan, China (e)

18.9

20.8

-8.9

14

Mexico (e)

16.3

18.4

-11.6

15

Indonesia (e)

16

15.6

2.8

16

Canada (e)

12.3

12.1

1.3

17

Spain

11.3

11.6

-2.7

18

Egypt

10.4

9.8

5.4

19

France

10

12.1

-17.4

20

Saudi Arabia

9.9

9.9

0.8

21

Malaysia (e)

7.5

7.2

4.1

22

Austria

7.1

7.5

-5

23

Poland (e)

6.4

7.4

-13.1

24

Ukraine

6.2

6.3

-0.6

25

Belgium (e)

5.9

7

-16.1

26

United Kingdom

5.6

6

-6.5

27

Bangladesh (e)

5.5

5.2

5.8

28

Australia

5.5

5.6

-2.9

29

Pakistan (e)

5.3

6

-11.3

30

Thailand (e)

5

5.3

-6.7

31

Argentina

4.9

5.1

-3.2

32

South Africa

4.9

4.4

10.6

33

Netherlands

4.7

6.1

-23.9

34

Slovakia (e)

4.5

3.9

15.4

35

Algeria

4.4

4.3

2.8

36

Sweden

4.3

4.4

-3.3

37

Kazakhstan

3.9

4.1

-5.5

38

Finland

3.8

3.5

7.7

39

Czechia

3.4

4.3

-21.1

40

United Arab Emirates

3.2

3.2

0.8

 

Others

39.6

41.4

-4.4

 

World

1,888.20

1,887.60

0

 e – annual figure estimated using partial data or non-worldsteel resources.

* The world total production figure in this table includes estimates of other countries that only report annually.

Source from World Steel Association


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