According to the data released by the World Steel Association (worldsteel), Turkey, which surpassed Germany in 2021 and rose to 7th rank, again fell to 8th rank in 2022.
Turkey’s crude steel production decreased by 12.9 percent from 40.4 million tons to 35.1 million tons last year, while Germany’s decreased by 8.4 percent from 40.2 million tons to 36.8 million tons.
China maintained its clear middle leadership in the ranking, with a production of 1 billion 13 million tons, with a decrease of 2.1 percent last year.
While India is one of the two countries that increased its production along with Iran in the middle of the top 10 producers, it maintained its second place in the ranking. India’s production reached 124,7 million tons with an increase of 5.5 percent.
Japan kept its place
Despite the 7.4 percent production loss, Japan continued to rank 3rd with 89.2 million tons of production, while the USA kept its 4th place with a 5.9 percent production loss and 80.7 tons of production.
Russia was in the 5th and 6th places, producing 71.5 million tons with a decrease of 7.2 percent, and South Korea 65.9 million tons with a decrease of 6.5 percent.
Brazil completed the top 10 by producing 34.0 million tons with a decrease of 5.8 percent, and 30.6 million tons with an increase of 8.0 percent in Iran.