Global crude steel production rose 4.8% from a year ago to 162.9 million tonnes in January 2021, showed data from the World Steel Association (WSA) on February 25.
In January, the top ten crude steel producers, in terms of total production, were China, India, Japan, the US, Russia, South Korea, Turkey, Germany, Brazil and Iran.
In January, China churned out estimated 90.2 million tonnes of crude steel, up 6.8% year on year, and India's output ticked up by 7.6% year on year to 10 million tonnes.
Japan saw a fall in its crude steel output of 3.9% from a year ago to 7.9 million tonnes in January. The US's output fell 9.9% on the year to 6.9 million tonnes.
In the month, crude steel output in Russia rose 6.5% from a year ago to estimated 6.7million tonnes. Crude steel output of South Korea and Turkey increased, by 4.9% and 12.7% separately to 6 and 3.4 million tonnes, data showed.
Production from Germany, Brazil and Iran rose 6%, 10.8% and 10.2% respectively on the year to 3.3 million tonnes, 3 million tonnes and estimated 2.6 million tonnes.
(Writing by Rebecca Liu Editing by Harry Huo)
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