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World crude steel production slightly above 150 Mt in August 2022

22 Sep 2022

According to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the Association was 150.6 million tonnes (Mt) in August 2022, a decrease (-3,0%) compared to August 2021. However, a slight increase, albeit minimal, by 1,3 Mt (+0,9%) compared to July 2022.

Comparing August 2022 to the previous corresponding period of August 2021,the Middle East and Africa and were the only two regions up, increase of 34,2% and 3,5%, respectively. Crude steel production was down in the following regions: Asia and Oceania (- 0,2%); the EU (27) (-13,3%); Europe-Other (-18,6%); the Middle East (34,2%); North America (-5.4%). Russia & other CIS + Ukraine (-22,4%); and South America (-10,1%).

To-date 1 253,9 Mt of crude steel production has been produced, a 5,1% decline compared to 1 321,9 Mt produced during the corresponding previous period of January-August 2021.