According to the World Steel Association, steel production in India grew by 21.4% year on year to 9.4 million tons (MT) in June. A year ago, crude steel production amounted to 6.9 million tonnes of steel.
Production in 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 167.9 million tonnes in June 2021, up 11.6% from June 2020, according to the latest report from the global industry body.
China remained the world leader in steel production in June, posting a 1.5% year-on-year increase in production to 93.9 million tonnes in the month, up from 91.6 million tonnes in the same month last year.
Steel production in Japan increased to 8.1 million tons from 5.6 million in June 2020. In the reporting month, the United States produced 7.1 million tonnes of steel. Its production volume in June 2020 was 4.7 million tons.
While production in Russia was 6.4 million tonnes in June, South Korea produced 6 million tonnes, Germany 3.4 million tonnes and Iran 2.5 million tonnes. In June 2021, Turkey and Brazil produced 3.4 and 3.1 tons of steel, respectively.
Worldsteel, headquartered in Brussels, of which all major steel producing countries are members, represents steel producers, national and regional steel industry associations and steel research institutes. Its members represent about 85% of the world’s steel production.