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Monthly production data

Crude steel production statistics for 64 countries are published every month in this section of worldsteel.org. The number of countries reporting may slightly vary.

Crude steel production data is published monthly via a press release and is available in excel via worldsteel's Steel Data Viewer.

worldsteel has several sources for the data, including worldsteel member companies, national and regional statistics offices and regional steel industry associations.

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Publications

Once a year, usually in May/June, worldsteel publishes World Steel in Figures, a booklet containing preliminary facts and statistics about the global steel industry in the year preceding its publication.

Subsequently, usually in early December, worldsteel releases the annual Steel Statistical Yearbook, a publication containing an updated set of steel industry statistics on a cross-section of  areas, including crude steel production by process, steel production by product, steel trade by product, apparent steel use, trade and production of iron ore.

worldsteel produces reports and working papers on global indirect trade in steel. 

Steel Data Viewer

The Steel Data Viewer provides crude steel production data which is updated on a monthly basis for the current and previous year.

There are 12 other indicators included in the Steel Data Viewer covering production processes, trade and steel use. These indicators replicate the information contained in the Steel Statistical Yearbook published in December. The data for these indicators is updated once a year at the same time as the publication of the Steel Statistical Yearbook.

Updates and revisions

The current year's crude steel production statistics tables on worldsteel.org are updated every month. In any given month, several countries’ data will be estimated due to the cut-off date for publication. Not all the reporting institutions can consistently provide the latest monthly figures before the 25th.

The reporting institutions frequently update their statistics. It is common for countries and companies to adjust production figures throughout the year. worldsteel does not provide a daily update of the latest figures. The tables shown on worldsteel.org are a ‘snapshot’ of the production statistics as they have been reported at the time of issue, plus any revisions.

The tables do not show a running total. However, in January, an 'annual total' figure is published. This total is not the sum of the monthly statistics from January to December because the annual figure is calculated by the reporting institution, including any numbers that may have been changed at source, but not published on worldsteel.org.

Not all steel-producing countries are represented in the monthly table. There are 64 countries that report their production statistics on a monthly basis and approximately 30 that report only annual figures. Further countries issue quarterly statistics, from which monthly figures are estimated.

Short Range Outlook

In April and October, worldsteel announces its Short Range Outlook (SRO), a forecast for steel demand (finished steel). The April SRO looks seven quarters ahead and the October SRO, which is announced at worldsteel's General Assembly, looks five quarters ahead.

The most recent SRO and monthly crude steel press releases are published on this website.

Intellectual property rights

All information available on worldsteel.org is the property of the World Steel Association (worldsteel), its affiliated companies or third parties. The material is protected by copyright and neighbouring rights or other proprietary rights.

Information on this site may be quoted as long as the source of the information is acknowledged at each instance of use. For example, in the caption of a graph or as a footnote in a presentation slide. Please use either of the following terms of acknowledgement:

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