In 2022, global direct reduced iron (DRI) production was 127.36 million tonnes (Mt), almost 6.9% higher than the previous record of 119.2 Mt set in 2021. Global DRI production has increased by almost 55 million tons or around 75% in the last six years.
In 2022, MIDREX® plants produced 73.55 million tons of DRI, which is 3.8% more than the previous year's 70.85 million tons. The share of MIDREX technology in global DRI production from shaft furnaces remained ~80% in 2022. By the end of 2022, MIDREX facilities have produced a total of approximately 1,320 Mt of all forms of DRI (CDRI, HDRI and HBI).
World Direct Reduction Statistics
Each year, Midrex Technologies, Inc. compiles and publishes the World Direct Reduction Statistics as a source for the global iron and steel industry. The data collection and preparation procedures used by Midrex are audited by World Steel Dynamics (WSD) to confirm that the methodology and accuracy of the data to be published are representative of the global direct reduction industry in a given year.
You can view the current World Direct Reduction Statistics Report here.