List of countries by steel production

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This article summarizes the world steel production by country.


In 2020, total world crude steel production was 1877.5 million tonnes (Mt). The biggest steel producing country is currently China, which accounted for 57% of world steel production in 2020. [1] In 2020, China became the first country to produce over one billion tons of steel. [2] In 2008, 2009, 2015 and 2016 output fell in the majority of steel-producing countries as a result of the global recession. In 2010 and 2017, it started to rise again. Crude steel production contracted in all regions in 2019 except in Asia and the Middle East.

List of countries by steel production

This is a list of countries by steel production in 1967, 1980, 1990, 2000 and from 2007 to 2020, based on data provided by the World Steel Association. [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] All countries with annual production of crude steel at least 2 million metric tons.

Crude steel production (million metric tons):
Rank (2019)Country/Region2020 [1] 2019 [9] [10] 2018 [11] [12] 2017 [1] [13] 2016 [1] [14] 2015 [15] 2014 [16] 2013 [17] 2012201120102009200820072000199019801967
  World 1,877.51,874.41,808.41,674.81,606.31,620.41,670.11,649.31,552.91,490.11,413.61,219.71,326.51,351.3850.1770.4716.4497.2
1 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 1,064.8995.4920.0831.7786.9803.8822.7779.0724.7683.3626.7573.6500.3494.9128.566.437.114.0
Flag of Europe.svg  European Union [18] 139.2159.4168.2168.7162.3166.2169.3166.4168.6177.7172.8139.3198.2210.2193.5191.8208.0n/a
2 Flag of India.svg India 100.3111.4109.3101.595.589.687.381.277.372.268.362.857.853.526.915.09.56.3
3 Flag of Japan.svg Japan 83.299.3104.3104.7104.8105.2110.7110.6107.2107.6109.687.5118.7120.2106.4110.3111.462.0
4 Flag of the United States.svg United States 72.787.886.681.678.578.988.287.088.686.280.658.291.498.1101.889.7101.4115.0
5 Flag of Russia.svg Russia 71.671.772.071.370.571.171.569.470.668.766.960.068.572.459.1n/a [19] n/a [19] n/a [19]
6 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea 67.171.472.571.168.669.771.566.069.368.558.548.653.651.543.
7 Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey 35.833.737.337.533.231.534.034.735.934.129.025.326.825.814.
7 Flag of Germany.svg Germany 35.739.642.443.642.142.742.942.642.744.343.832.745.848.646.444.051.141.3
9 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil 31.032.635.434.430.233.333.934.234.735.232.826.533.733.827.920.615.33.6
10 Flag of Iran.svg Iran 29.025.624.521.817.916.116.315.414.513.012.010.910.
11Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Taiwan
12 Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine 20.620.821.122.724.222.927.232.832.935.333.629.937.342.831.854.6 [19] 52.3 [19] n/a [19]
13 Flag of Italy.svg Italy 20.423.224.524.023.322.023.724.127.228.725.819.730.631.626.825.526.515.9
14 Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam 19.517.515.510.
15 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico 16.818.420.
16 Flag of France.svg France 11.614.415.415.514.615.016.115.715.615.815.412.817.919.321.
17 Flag of Spain.svg Spain 11.013.614.314.513.614.914.313.713.615.616.314.318.619.015.812.912.84.5
18 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada 11.012.913.413.712.712.512.712.413.513.
19 Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia
20 Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt
21 Flag of Poland.svg Poland
22 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia [20]
23 Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia
24 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
25 Flag of Austria.svg Austria
26 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
27 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
28 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh 5.55.1
29 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia
30 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic [21] n/a [21] n/a [21]
31 Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
32 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
33 Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria
34 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan [19] n/a [19] n/a [19]
35 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
36 Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan
37 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina
38 Flag of Finland.svg Finland
39 Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia [21] n/a [21] n/a [21]
40 Flag of Romania.svg Romania
41 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates
42 Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus [19]
43 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal
44 Flag of Oman.svg Oman
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union --------------154.4147.996.9 [22]
 Others [23] 27.7n/an/an/an/an/an/a28.429.529.926.5 (est.)23.3 (est.)28.6 (est.)30.7 (est.)n/an/an/an/a


net: exports - imports

Top steel exporters in 2018 [1]
1 China 51.4
2 Russia 31.5
3 Japan 29.8
4 South Korea 27.6
- European Union [24] 22.6
5 Germany 21.2
6 Turkey 18.5
7 India 17.1
8 Ukraine 15.2
9 Italy 14.9
10 Belgium 12.9
11 Brazil 10.6
12 France 10.2
13 Taiwan 10.0
Top steel net exporters in 2018 [1]
3South Korea16.1
9 Egypt 4.4


Net: imports − exports

Top steel importers in 2018 [1]
1 China 37.9
- European Union [24] 32.6
2 United States 19.9
3 Germany 18.2
4 Italy 15.5
5 Vietnam 13.6
6 Turkey 12.5
7 France 11.8
8 South Korea 11.5
9 Poland 10.8
10 Belgium 10.4
Top steel net importers in 2018 [1]
1United States13.6
-European Union [24] 10.0
2 Saudi Arabia 7.2
3 Philippines 6.6
6 Indonesia 4.2
7 Israel 3.3
8 Bangladesh 2.5
9 Uzbekistan 2.5
10 United Arab Emirates 2.4

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