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Global crude steel production fell 1.4% year-on-year in August

[10/27/2021]



On September 23, the World Steel Association (WSA) released data on global crude steel production for August. In August, the crude steel output of 64 countries and regions included in the World Steel Association's statistics was 156.8 million tons, a year-on-year decrease of 1.4%. This is the first year-on-year decline in global crude steel production in 13 months.

In August, crude steel production in Africa was 1.3 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 38.2%; crude steel production in Asia and Oceania was 112.7 million tons, a year-on-year decrease of 7.3%; crude steel production in the CIS region was 8.8 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 3.6%; Crude steel production in the EU was 11.6 million tons, an increase of 27.1% year-on-year; crude steel production in other European countries was 4.5 million tons, an increase of 11.7% year-on-year; crude steel production in the Middle East was 3.6 million tons, an increase of 10.9% year-on-year; crude steel production in North America It was 10.2 million tons, an increase of 24.4% year-on-year; the crude steel output in South America was 4 million tons, an increase of 17.2% year-on-year.

From the perspective of the top 10 steel-producing countries, China’s crude steel output was 83.2 million tons in August, a year-on-year decrease of 13.2%; India’s crude steel output was 9.9 million tons, an increase of 8.2% year-on-year; Japan’s crude steel output was 7.9 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 8.2%. Increased by 22.9%; US crude steel production was 7.5 million tons, an increase of 26.8% year-on-year; Russian crude steel production was estimated at 6.3 million tons, an increase of 4.4% year-on-year; South Korea's crude steel production was estimated at 6.1 million tons, an increase of 6.2% year-on-year; Turkey's crude steel output was 3.5 million tons, an increase of 7.1% year-on-year; Brazil's crude steel output was 3.1 million tons, an increase of 14.1% year-on-year; German crude steel production was estimated at 3 million tons, an increase of 6.7% year-on-year.

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