China was the world’s largest steel exporter in 2019. In 2019, China exported 62.0 million metric tons of steel, a 7.3 percent decrease from 66.9 million metric tons in 2018. China’s exports represented about 15 percent of all steel exported globally in 2019. The volume of China’s 2019 steel exports was almost double that of the world’s second-largest exporter, Japan. In value terms, steel represented about 2 percent of the total amount of goods China exported in 2019.