Global crude steel production declined by 1.0% in February 2023

In February 2023, global crude steel production decreased by 1.0% compared to the same month in 2022 and 8.4% compared to January 2023, reaching 142.4 million tonnes (Mt), according to the World Steel Association (worldsteel).

A large bowl of molten metal at a steel mill. Steel production.

Crude steel production by region

  • Africa produced 1.1 Mt in February 2023, down 11.9% on February 2022.
  • Asia and Oceania produced 106.6 Mt, up 3.0%.
  • The EU (27) produced 10.5 Mt, down 12.6%.
  • Europe, Other produced 2.7 Mt, down 24.9%.
  • The Middle East produced 3.5 Mt, up 11.5%.
  • North America produced 8.3 Mt, down 5.5%.
  • Russia & other CIS + Ukraine produced 6.4 Mt, down 21.3%.
  • South America produced 3.2 Mt, down 3.1%

Top 10 steel-producing countries

China is estimated to have produced 80.1 Mt in February 2023, up 5.6% on February 2022. India produced 10.0 Mt, down 1.0%. Japan produced 6.9 Mt, down 5.3%. The United States produced 6.0 Mt, down 5.3%. Russia is estimated to have produced 5.6 Mt, down 8.6%. South Korea produced 5.2 Mt, up 1.1%. Germany produced 3.0 Mt, down 6.9%. Brazil produced 2.5 Mt, down 6.7%. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.4 Mt, up 14.6%. Türkiye produced 2.1 Mt, down 28.9%.