World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to industry body the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 145.7-million tonnes in October, a 10.6% decrease compared with October 2020, the association said on November 23.

Africa produced 1.4-million tonnes in October, up 24.1% year-on-year, while Asia and Oceania produced 100.7-million tonnes, down 16.6%.

The Commonwealth of Independent States produced 8.3-million tonnes, down 0.2%.

The 27 European Union countries produced 13.4-million tonnes, up 6.4%, while other countries in Europe produced 4.4-million tonnes, up 7.7%. The Middle East produced 3.2-million tonnes, down 12.7%.

North America produced 10.2-million tonnes, up 16.9%. South America produced four-million tonnes, up 12.1%.

Source: – Schalk Burger