World crude steel production jumps 23% year-on-year in April, India up a massive 152% – worldsteel

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World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 169.5 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2021, a massive 23.3% increase compared to April 2020, led by India where output rose 152% — a massive jump from the same month last year when the country was under a pandemic-triggered lockdown.

China produced 97.9 Mt in April 2021, up 13.4% on April 2020. India produced 8.3 Mt, up 152.1%. Japan produced 7.8 Mt, up 18.9%. The United States produced 6.9 Mt, up 43.0%. Russia is estimated to have produced 6.5 Mt, up 15.1%. South Korea is estimated to have produced 5.9 Mt, up 15.4%. Germany produced 3.4 Mt, up 31.5%. Turkey produced 3.3 Mt, up 46.6%. Brazil produced 3.1 Mt, up 59.3%. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.5 Mt, up 6.4%, worldsteel said in a statement.
Top 10 steel-producing countries
Apr 2021 (Mt) % change Apr 21/20 Jan-Apr 2021 (Mt) % change Jan-Apr 21/20
China 97.9 13.4 374.6 15.8
India 8.3 152.1 38.2 26.9
Japan 7.8 18.9 31.5 2.7
United States 6.9 43.0 27.3 2.8
Russia 6.5 e 15.1 25.5 7.1
South Korea 5.9 e 15.4 23.4 6.5
Germany 3.4 31.5 13.5 9.0
Turkey 3.3 46.6 13.1 16.9
Brazil 3.1 59.3 11.8 15.9
Iran 2.5 e 6.4 10.0 9.6
Source: worldsteel

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 169.5 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2021, a massive 23.3% increase compared to April 2020, led by India where output rose 152% — a massive jump from the same month last year when the country was under a pandemic-triggered lockdown.

China produced 97.9 Mt in April 2021, up 13.4% on April 2020. India produced 8.3 Mt, up 152.1%. Japan produced 7.8 Mt, up 18.9%. The United States produced 6.9 Mt, up 43.0%. Russia is estimated to have produced 6.5 Mt, up 15.1%. South Korea is estimated to have produced 5.9 Mt, up 15.4%. Germany produced 3.4 Mt, up 31.5%. Turkey produced 3.3 Mt, up 46.6%. Brazil produced 3.1 Mt, up 59.3%. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.5 Mt, up 6.4%.

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