Ukraine increased steel production by 9%

Following the results of the work of metallurgical enterprises in June 2020, Ukraine increased steel production by 9% compared to the same period in 2019 – up to 1.809 million tons, retaining the 13th place in the ranking of 64 countries-major global producers of these products, compiled World Steel Association (Worldsteel).

In June, a drop in steel production by June-2019 was recorded in most of the top ten countries, except for China, Turkey and Iran. At the same time, the largest decrease in steel production was recorded in Japan – by 36.3%.

The top ten steel-producing countries in June are as follows: China (91.579 million tons, an increase of 4.5%), India (6.917 million tons, a drop of 26.3%), Russia (5.6 million tons, minus 7.6%), Japan (5.598 million tons, a drop of 36.3%), South Korea (5.097 million tons, “minus” 14.3%), the USA (4.746 million tons, a decrease of 34.5%), Germany (2.475 million tons, “minus” 27.3%), Turkey (2.799 million tons, an increase of 4, 1%), Iran (2.425 million tons, up 5.3%) and Brazil (2.1 million tons, down 27.1%).

Vietnam follows (1.922 million tons, more by 13.4%), Italy (1.810 million tons, a fall of 13%), Ukraine (1.809 million tons, an increase of 9%), Taiwan (PRC, 1.7 million tons, a decrease of 6%) and Mexico (1.130 million tons, “minus” 21.4%).

In June, 64 countries produced 148.295 million tons of steel, which is 7% lower than in June-2019.

Over six months of this year, the top ten producing countries steel looks like this: China (499.011 million tons, an increase of 1.4%), India (43.127 million tons, “minus” 24.2%), Japan (42.209 million tons, a decrease of 17.4%), the United States (36.198 million tonnes, “minus” 18.3%), Russia (35.254 million tonnes, down 2.9%), South Korea (32.592 million tonnes, a drop of 9.5%), Germany (17.457 million tonnes, “minus” 15.7%), Turkey (16.290 million tons, “minus” 4.1%), Brazil (14.241 million tons, down 17.8%) and Iran (13.886 million tons, up 10.2%).

Vietnam (10.848 million tons, an increase of 4.6%), Taiwan (China, 10.719 million tons, “minus” 6.1%), Ukraine (10.104 million tons, “minus” 7, 6%), Italy (10.075 million tons, a drop of 19.7%) and Mexico (8.157 million tons, a decrease of 15.8%).

In the first half of 2020, 64 countries produced 873.134 million tons steel, which is 6% less than in the same period last year.

Ukraine produced 20.8 million tons of steel in 2019 and took the 13th place (in 2018 – 21.1 million tons, 13th place).

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