Ukraine increased steel production by 0.6% – Worldsteel

Following the results of the work of metallurgical enterprises in March 2021, Ukraine increased steel production by 0.6% compared to the same period in 2020 – up to 1.777 million tons, moving from 12th to 13th place in the ranking of 64 countries – the world’s major manufacturers of these products, compiled by the World Steel Association (Worldsteel).

In March, an increase in steel production by March 2020 was recorded in all countries of the top ten.

The top ten steel-producing countries in March 2021 are as follows: China (94.020 million tons, an increase of 19 , 1% to March 2020), India (10.027 million tons, an increase of 23.9%), Japan (8.315 million tons, an increase of 4.6%), the USA (7.063 million tons, an increase of 1%), Russia (6.6 million tons, an increase of 9.4%), South Korea (6.057 million tons, plus 4.7%), Germany (3.630 million tons, an increase of 10.4%), Turkey (3.397 million tons , an increase of 9.2%), Brazil (2.802 million tons, an increase of 4.1%) and Iran (2.550 million tons, an increase of 10.7%).

Italy follows (2.312 million tons, an increase of 68.8%), Taiwan (PRC, 1.980 million tons, an increase of 1.2%), Vietnam (1.940 million tons, an increase of 3769%), Ukraine (1.777 million tons, an increase of 0.6% ) and Mexico (1.410 million tons, “minus” 12.9%).

In general, in March this year, steel production increased by 15.2% compared to the same period last year – to 169.236 million tons nn.

For three months of this year, the top ten steel-producing countries look like this: China (271.040 million tons, an increase of 15.6%), India (29.627 million tons, an increase of 10.4%) , Japan (23.711 million tons, a decrease of 1.7%), the USA (20.353 million tons, “minus” 6.3%), Russia (18.926 million tons, an increase of 4.4%), South Korea (17.589 million tons , an increase of 3.8%), Germany (10.032 million tons, an increase of 1.7%), Turkey (9.825 million tons, an increase of 9.5%), Brazil (8.650 million tons, an increase of 6.2%) and Iran (7.5 million tons, an increase of 10.7%).

Italy (6.286 million tons, an increase of 18.9%), Taiwan (PRC, 5.743 million tons, an increase of 4%), Ukraine (5.291 million tons, “minus” 0.5%), Vietnam (5.030 million tons, an increase of 32.1%) and Mexico (4.240 million tons, “minus” 6.4%).

In total, in three months of 2021, 64 countries produced 486.882 million tons of steel, which is 10% more than in the same period last year.

As reported, in 2020, the top ten countries -makers of steel looked like the following at once: 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, a drop of 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, up 13.4%).

This was followed by Ukraine (20.616 million tons, “minus” 1.1%), Taiwan (China, 20.570 million tons, “minus” 6.3%), Italy (20.2 million tons, a drop of 12.9% ), Vietnam (19.5 million tons, an increase of 11.6%) and Mexico (16.854 million tons, a decrease of 8.3%).

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

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