World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 140.7 million tonnes (Mt) in December 2022, a 10.8% decrease compared to December 2021.
Africa produced 1.1 Mt in December 2022, down 8.9% on December 2021. Asia and Oceania produced 104.9 Mt, down 9.2%. The EU (27) produced 9.2 Mt, down 16.7%. Europe, Other produced 3.4 Mt, down 19.2%.
The Middle East produced 3.7 Mt, up 0.4%. North America produced 8.8 Mt, down 9.9%. Russia & other CIS plus Ukraine produced 6.2 Mt, down 28.4%. South America produced 3.3 Mt, down 3.8%.
The World Steel Association (also known as worldsteel) is a non-profit organisation with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. A second office in Beijing, China, opened in April 2006.
The Association has members in every major steel-producing country/ It represents steel producers, national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes. Members represent around 85% of global steel output.
The WSA was founded as the International Iron and Steel Institute (IISI) in July 1967. It changed its name to the World Steel Association in October 2008. The Association celebrated its 50th year anniversary in 2017.
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