According to the results of the work of metallurgical enterprises in January 2020, Ukraine reduced steel production by 0.4% compared to the same period in 2019 – to 1.843 million tons, retaining 12th place, as in December 2019, in the rating 64 countries are the main world producers of these products, compiled by the World Steel Association (Worldsteel).
In January, there was a decrease in steel production versus January-2019 in half of the top ten countries.
The top ten steel-producing countries in January are as follows: China (84.269 million tons, an increase of 7.2 %), India (9.288 million tons, a decline of 3.2%), Japan (8.244 million tons, an increase of 1.3%), the USA (7.707 million tons, an increase of 2.5%), Russia (6 million tons , a 4.1% drop), South Korea (5.753 million tons, an 8% drop), Turkey (3.014 million tons, an increase of 17.3%), Iran (2.895 million tons, an increase of 46.9%), Germany (2.845 million tons, down 17.7%) and Brazil (2.680 million tons, down 11.1%).
Italy follows (1.874 million tons, down 4.9%) , Ukraine (1.843 million tonnes, down 0.4%), Taiwan (PRC, 1.7 million tonnes, down 14.6%), Vietnam (1.530 million tonnes, down 12.4%) and Mexico (1.375 million tons, a 15.9% drop).
In January 2020, 64 countries produced 154.436 million tons of steel, which is 2.1% higher than in January 2019.