Steel production in March increased by 15.2% – Worldsteel

Steel production in March this year increased by 15.2% compared to the same period last year – to 169.2 million tons, according to a press release from the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) on Thursday.

At the same time, the top ten steel-producing countries in March-2021 are as follows: China (94 million tons, an increase of 19.1% compared to March-2020), India (10 million tons, an increase of 23.9% ), Japan (8.3 million tons, an increase of 4.6%), the USA (7.1 million tons, an increase of 1%), Russia (6.6 million tons, an increase of 9.4%), South Korea ( 6.1 million tons, plus 4.7%), Germany (3.6 million tons, an increase of 10.4%), Turkey (3.4 million tons, plus 9.2%), Brazil ( 2.8 million tons, an increase of 4.1%) and Iran (2.6 million tons, an increase of 10.7%).

For three months-2021, steel production in the world increased by 10% compared to the first quarter of 2020 – up to 486.9 million tons.

According to the results of the first quarter of 2021, the top ten steel-producing countries looks like this: China (271 million tons, an increase of 15.6%) , India (29.6 million tons, “plus” 10.4%), Japan (23.7 million tons, a decrease of 1.7%), USA (20.4 million tons, “minus” 6.3%) , RF (18.9 million tons, an increase of 4.4%), South Korea (17.6 million tons, an increase of 3.8%), Germany (10 million tons, an “increase” of 1.7%), Turts oia (9.8 million tons, plus 9.5%), Brazil (8.7 million tons, an increase of 6.2%) and Iran (7.5 million tons, an increase of 10.7%).

As reported, at the end of 2020, the top ten steel-producing countries looked like this: China (1 billion 52.999 million tons, an increase of 5.2%), India (99.570 million tons, “minus” 10.6 %), Japan (83.194 million tons, a decrease of 16.2%), Russia (73.4 million tons, an increase of 2.6%), the USA (72.690 million tons, “minus” 17.2%), South Korea (67.121 million tons, down 6%), Turkey (35.763 million tons, plus 6%), Germany (35.658 million tons, minus 10%), Brazil (30.971 million tons, down 4.9%) and Iran (29.030 million tons, an increase of 13.4%).

In total, 64 countries produced 1 billion 829.140 million tons of steel in 2020, which is 0.9% less than in 2019.

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