Global crude steel production for the first three months of 2021 was 486.9 Mt, up 10% when compared with the same period in 2020, according to figures released by the World Steel Association.

Asia and Oceania produced 356.9 Mt of crude steel in Q1 2021, an increase of 13.2% over Q1 2020.

The EU (27) produced 37.8 Mt of crude steel in Q1 2021, up 3.1% compared with the same quarter of 2020.

North America’s crude steel production in the first three months of 2021 was 28.1 Mt, down 5.2% compared with Q1 2020.

The CIS produced 26.2 Mt of crude steel in the first quarter of 2021, an increase of 3.1% over the first quarter of 2020.

Crude Steel Production By Region Mar 2021 (Mt) % change Mar 21/22 Jan-Mar 21/20 % change Jan-Mar 21/20

Africa

1.5

25.9

3.9

3.4

Asia and Oceania

123.8

17.6

356.9

13.2

CIS

9.1

7.0

26.2

3.1

EU (27)

13.6

17.5

37.8

3.1

Europe, Other

4.4

10.5

12.6

8.3

Middle East

3.6

6.6

10.5

3.2

North America

9.7

0.1

28.1

-5.2

South America

3.6

8.1

10.9

7.1

Total 64 countries

162.2

15.2

486.9

10.0