Crude steel production by month in China 2018-2019

The statistic shows the crude steel production in China from December 2018 to December 2019. In December 2019, China had produced around 84.27 million metric tons of crude steel.

Metal fabrication in China – additional information

Over the past two decades, Chinese steel industry has increased its output significantly and has grown into the world’s largest crude steel producing country, accounting for almost 50 percent of the world’s production as of 2018. Among the top 10 global steelmakers, six companies were from China in 2018. These large state-owned enterprises have dominated the Chinese steel industry. Baosteel alone had produced around 67.43 million metric tons of raw steel in 2018.

With a total land area of 9.6 million square kilometers, China is one of the largest countries worldwide and in possession of large mineral deposits. China was by far the leading hard coal producing country worldwide, with a hard coal production volume of almost 3.24 billion metric tons in 2017. As of 2018, China has been the world’s largest aluminum producer with a total smelter production of approximately 33 million metric tons of aluminum. Also, China has the world’s largest reserves of zinc, antimony and many other nonferrous metals. Its annual production of rare earths far exceeded the total for the rest of the world.

Crude steel production in China from December 2018 to December 2019

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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

December 2018 to December 2019

Supplementary notes

*According to the source, the values for January and February have been grouped together to curb the influence of the Chinese New Year on the statistic. Chinese New Year falls between January 21 and February 21.

The values have been rounded.

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