World steel production for the 64 countries of the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 156.4 million tons (Mt) in September 2020, an increase of 2.9% compared to September 2019. Due to the continuing difficulties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, many of this month’s data are estimates that can be revised with next month’s production update.

World steel production was 1,347.4 Mt in the first nine months of 2020, down 3.2% from the same period in 2019. Asia produced 1,001.7 Mt of steel in the first nine months of 2020, up 0.2% over the same period in 2019. The EU produced 99.4 Mt of steel in the first nine months of 2020, down 17.9% over the same period in 2019. C.I.S. steel production was 74.3 Mt in the first nine months of 2020, down 2.5% compared to the same period in 2019. North American steel production in the first nine months of 2020 was 74.0 Mt, down 18.2% over the same period in 2019.

China produced 92.6 Mt of steel in September 2020, up 10.9% from September 2019. India produced 8.5 Mt of steel in September 2020, down 2.9% from September 2019. Japan produced 6.5 Mt of steel in September 2020, down 19.3% from September 2019. South Korean steel production in September 2020 was 5.8 Mt of steel, up 2.1% from September 2019.

Germany produced 3.0 Mt of steel in September 2020, down 9.7% from September 2019. Italy produced 1.8 Mt of steel in September 2020, down 18.7% compared to September 2019. France produced 1.0 Mt of steel in September 2020, down 20.1% compared to September 2019. Spain produced 0.9 Mt of steel in September 2020, down 20.7% from September 2019.

C.I.S. production is estimated at 8.2 Mt in September 2020, down 0.3% compared to September 2019. Ukraine produced 1.7 Mt of steel in September 2020, down by 5.4% compared to September 2019.

The United States produced 5.7 Mt of steel in September 2020, down 18.5% from September 2019.

Turkey’s steel production in September 2020 was 3.2 Mt of steel, up 18.0% from September 2019.

Brazil produced 2.6 Mt of steel in September 2020, up 7.5% from September 2019.

Source: Worldsteel – Data processed by FastDataMarket.com