Crude Steel Production in November 2023

In November 2023, global crude steel production for the 71 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) reached 145.5 million tonnes (Mt), reflecting a notable 3.3% increase compared to the same month in 2022.

Crude steel production by region

Africa produced 1.8 Mt in November 2023, up 3.1% on November 2022. Asia and Oceania produced 104.8 Mt, up 2.2%. The EU (27) produced 10.6 Mt, up 3.2%. Europe, Other produced 3.7 Mt, up 22.2%. The Middle East produced 4.8 Mt, up 4.0%. North America produced 8.9 Mt, up 3.1%. Russia & other CIS + Ukraine produced 7.4 Mt, up 14.8%. South America produced 3.5 Mt, down 0.6%.

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

Top 10 steel-producing countries

China produced 76.1 Mt in November 2023, up 0.4% on November 2022. India produced 11.7 Mt, up 11.4%. Japan produced 7.1 Mt, down 0.9%. The United States produced 6.6 Mt, up 6.1%. Russia is estimated to have produced 6.4 Mt, up 12.5%. South Korea produced 5.4 Mt, up 11.9%. Germany produced 2.7 Mt, down 2.4%. Türkiye produced 3.0 Mt, up 25.4%. Brazil produced 2.7 Mt, up 3.8%. Iran is estimated to have produced 3.0 Mt, up 7.6%.