World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 145.7 million tonnes (Mt) in October 2021, a 10.6% decrease compared to October 2020.

Africa produced 1.4 Mt in October 2021, up 24.1% on October 2020. Asia and Oceania produced 100.7 Mt, down 16.6%. The CIS produced 8.3 Mt, down 0.2%. The EU (27) produced 13.4 Mt, up 6.4%. Europe, Other produced 4.4 Mt, up 7.7%. The Middle East produced 3.2 Mt, down 12.7%. North America produced 10.2 Mt, up 16.9%. South America produced 4.0 Mt, up 12.1%.

China produced 71.6 Mt in October 2021, down 23.3% on October 2020. India produced 9.8 Mt, up 2.4%. Japan produced 8.2 Mt, up 14.3%. The United States produced 7.5 Mt, up 20.5%. Russia is estimated to have produced 6.1 Mt, down 0.5%. South Korea produced 5.8 Mt, down 1.0%. Germany produced 3.7 Mt, up 7.0%. Turkey produced 3.5 Mt, up 8.0%. Brazil is estimated to have produced 3.2 Mt, up 10.4%. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.2 Mt, down 15.3%.

The following table shows the top 10 steel-producing countries.

Country Oct 2021 (M % change Oct 20/21 Jan-Oct 2021 (Mt) % change Jan-Oct 21/20

China

71.6

-23.3

877.1

-0.7

India

9.8

2.4

96.9

20.6

Japan

8.2

14.3

80.4

17.5

USA

7.5

20.5

71.7

19.6

Russia

6.1 (est)

0.5

62.5

5.7

South Korea

5.8

-1.0

58.7

5.9

Germany

3.7

7.0

33.6

15.1

Turkey

3.5

8.0

33.3

14.2

Brazil

3.2 (est)

10.4

30.3

19.1

Iran

2.2 (est)

-15.3

22.4

-5.7