World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 139.1 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2022, a 2.6% decrease compared to November 2021.

Crude steel production by region

Africa produced 1.3 Mt in November 2022, down 11.4% on November 2021. Asia and Oceania produced 101.4 Mt, up 2.7%. The EU (27) produced 10.5 Mt, down 17.9%. Europe, Other produced 3.2 Mt, down 25.1%. The Middle East produced 4.0 Mt, up 11.6%. North America produced 8.9 Mt, down 6.3%. Russia & other CIS + Ukraine produced 6.5 Mt, down 24.6%. South America produced 3.4 Mt, down 14.3%.


Table 1. Crude steel production by region
Nov 2022 (Mt)% change Nov 22/21Jan-Nov
2022 (Mt)
% change Jan-Nov 22/21
Asia and Oceania101.42.71,246.7-1.7
EU (27)10.5-17.9127.4-10.1
Europe, Other3.2-25.141.5-11.2
Middle East4.011.640.27.7
North America8.9-6.3102.8-4.8
Russia & other CIS + Ukraine6.5-24.679.0-19.6
South America3.4-14.340.0-5.2
Total 64 countries139.1-2.61,691.4-3.7


The 64 countries included in this table accounted for approximately 98% of total world crude steel production in 2021. Regions and countries covered by the table:

  • Africa: Egypt, Libya, South Africa
  • Asia and Oceania: Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan (China), Thailand, Viet Nam
  • European Union (27)
  • Europe, Other: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Turkey, United Kingdom
  • Middle East: Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
  • North America: Canada, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, United States
  • Russia & other CIS + Ukraine: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
  • South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela



Top 10 steel-producing countries

China produced 74.5 Mt in November 2022, up 7.3% on November 2021. India produced 10.4 Mt, up 5.7%. Japan produced 7.2 Mt, down 10.7%. The United States produced 6.4 Mt, down 10.5%. Russia is estimated to have produced 5.6 Mt, down 9.6%. South Korea produced 4.8 Mt, down 18.1%. Germany produced 2.8 Mt, down 17.9%. Türkiye produced 2.4 Mt, down 30.7%. Brazil produced 2.6 Mt, down 16.3%. Iran produced 2.9 Mt, up 3.9%.


Table 2. Top 10 steel-producing countries
Nov 2022 (Mt) % change Nov 22/21Jan-Nov 2022 (Mt)% change Jan-Nov 22/21
United States6.4-10.574.4-5.5
South Korea4.8-18.160.6-6.1

e – estimated. Ranking of top 10 producing countries is based on year-to-date aggregate


Notes to Editors:

  • The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world, with members in every major steel-producing country. worldsteel represents steel producers, national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes. Members represent around 85% of global steel production.
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