The state of steel production

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Global steel production has more than tripled over the past 50 years, despite nations like the U.S. and Russia scaling down their domestic production and relying more on imports. Meanwhile, China and India have consistently grown their production to become the top two steel producing nations.

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Below are the world’s current top crude steel producing nations by 2020 production.

RankCountrySteel Production (2020, Mt)
#1 China1,053.0
#2 India99.6
#3 Japan83.2
#4 Russia*73.4
#5 United States72.7
#6 South Korea67.1
#7 Turkey35.8
#8 Germany35.7
#9 Brazil31.0
#10 Iran*29.0
Source: World Steel Association. *Estimates.

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