In April, Ukraine reduced steel production by 30% and dropped to 15th place in the international rating of producers

Following the results of the work of metallurgical enterprises in April 2020, Ukraine reduced steel production by 30.9% compared to the same period in 2019 – to 1.339 million tons, dropping from 12th to 15th place, and following the results of four months dropped from 11th position to 13th in the ranking of 64 countries – the world’s main producers of these products, compiled by the World Steel Association (Worldsteel).

In April, a drop in steel production was recorded by April-2019 in most of the top ten countries, except for China and Vietnam. At the same time, the largest decrease in steel production was recorded in India – by 65.2%.

The top ten steel-producing countries in April are as follows: China (85.033 million tons, an increase of 0.2%), Japan (6.617 million tons, a 23.5% drop), South Korea (5.5 million tons, “minus” 8.4%), the United States (4.968 million tons, a 32.5% drop), Russia (4, 7 million tons, “minus” 19.4%), India (3.137 million tons, a decrease of 65.2%), Germany (3 million tons, “minus” 10.7%), Turkey (2.245 million tons, a decrease of 26.3%, Vietnam (1.946 million tons, an increase of 4.2%) and Brazil (1.811 million tons, a decrease of 39%).

Iran follows (1.790 million tons, a decrease of 17, 8%), Taiwan (PRC, 1.650 million tonnes, minus 16.3%), Mexico (1.450 million tonnes, a 12.1% drop), Italy (1.350 million tonnes, a 30.7% drop) and Ukraine (1.339 million tons, “minus” 30.9%).

In April, 64 countries produced 137.098 million tons of steel, which is 13% lower than in April-2019.

For four months of this year, the top ten countries – steel producers looks like this: China (319.461 million tons, an increase of 1.3%), Japan (30.730 million tons, a drop of 8.6%), India (30.055 million tons, a drop of 21.1%), the USA ( 26.686 million tons, “minus” 9.6%), Russia (22.885 million tons, a decrease of 4.4%), South Korea (22.436 million tons, “minus” 5.7%), Germany (12.860 million tons, ” minus “6.8%), Turkey (11.220 million tons, a drop of 0.1%), Brazil (9.954 million tons, a decrease of 14.3%) and Iran (8.490 million tons,” plus “4.3%) .

Vietnam (7.168 million tons, an increase of 4.7%), Taiwan (China, 6.966 million tons, a decrease of 9.2%), Ukraine (6.657 million tons, a decrease of 10, 6%), Italy (6.631 million tons, “minus” 19.6%) and Mexico (5.937 million tons, a drop of 10.3%).

In January-April 2020, 64 countries produced 580.994 mln tons of steel, which is 4.1% less than in January-April-2019.

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