World crude steel production for 64 countries that submitted data to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) amounted to 148.3 million tons in June 2020, which is 7.0% less than in June 2019. Due to the ongoing difficulties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, many of this month’s figures are estimates and may be revised with a production update next month.
Global steel production in the first six months of 2020 was 873.1 million tonnes, down 6.0% from the same period in 2019. Asia produced 642.0 million tonnes of steel in the first half of 2020, which is 3.0% less than in the first half of 2019. In the first half of 2020, the EU produced 68.3 million tonnes of steel, down 18.7% less than in the first half of 2019. North American steel production in the first half of 2020 was 50.2 million tonnes, down 17.6%. compared to the first half of 2019.
In June 2020, 91.6 million tons of steel were produced in China, which is 4.5% more than in June 2019. India produced 6.9 million tonnes of steel in June 2020, 26.3% less than in June 2019. In June 2020, Japan produced 5.6 million tons of steel. decreased by 36.3% compared to June 2019. Steel production in South Korea in June 2020 amounted to 5.1 million tons, which is 14.3% less than in June 2020.