Crude Steel Production January 2024

WORLD

Africa

+16.3%

2.0Mt

+16.3%

2.0Mt

Asia and Oceania

-3.6%

107.6Mt

-3.6%

107.6Mt

Russia & other CIS + Ukraine

4.0%

7.2Mt

4.0%

7.2Mt

European Union

1.8%

10.2Mt

-1.8%

10.2Mt

Other Europe

+22.5%

3.9Mt

+22.5%

3.9Mt

Middle East

23.1%

4.7Mt

23.1%

4.7Mt

North America

-2.1%

9.2Mt

-2.1%

9.2Mt

South America

-6.3%

3.4Mt

-6.3%

3.4Mt

Crude steel production by region

Africa produced 2.0 Mt in January 2024, up 16.3% on January 2023. Asia and Oceania produced 107.6 Mt, down 3.6%. The EU (27) produced 10.2 Mt, down 1.8%. Europe, Other produced 3.9 Mt, up 22.5%. The Middle East produced 4.7 Mt, up 23.1%. North America produced 9.2 Mt, down 2.1%. Russia & other CIS + Ukraine produced 7.2 Mt, up 4.0%. South America produced 3.4 Mt, down 6.3%.

RegionJan 2024 (Mt)% change Jan 24/23Jan-Jan 2024 (Mt)% change Jan-Jan 24/23
Africa2.016.32.016.3
Asia and Oceania107.6-3.6107.6-3.6
EU (27)10.2-1.810.2-1.8
Europe, Other3.922.53.922.5
Middle East4.723.14.723.1
North America9.2-2.19.2-2.1
Russia & other CIS + Ukraine7.24.07.24.0
South America3.4-6.33.4-6.3
Total 71 countries148.1-1.6148.1-1.6

The 71 countries included in this table accounted for approximately 98% of total world crude steel production in 2023.

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

Top 10 steel-producing countries

China is estimated to have produced 77.2 Mt in January 2024, down 6.9% on January 2023. India produced 12.5 Mt, up 7.3%. Japan produced 7.3 Mt, up 0.6%. The United States produced 6.8 Mt, down 0.3%. Russia is estimated to have produced 6.2 Mt, up 1.2%. South Korea produced 5.7 Mt, up 1.5%. Türkiye produced 3.2 Mt, up 24.7%. Germany is estimated to have produced 2.9 Mt, down 0.9%. Iran produced 2.6 Mt, up 39.3%. Brazil is estimated to have produced 2.5 Mt, down 7.2%.

CountryJan 2024 (Mt)% change Jan 24/23Jan-Jan 2024 (Mt)% change Jan-Jan 24/23
China77.2e-6.977.2-6.9
India12.57.312.57.3
Japan7.30.67.30.6
United States6.8-0.36.8-0.3
Russia6.2e1.26.21.2
South Korea5.71.55.71.5
Türkiye3.224.73.224.7
Germany2.9e-0.92.9-0.9
Iran2.639.32.639.3
Brazil2.5e-7.22.5-7.2
e – estimated. Ranking of top 10 producing countries is based on year-to-date aggregate