Ukraine reduced steel production while maintaining 12th place in the ranking of 64 countries – Worldsteel

Ukraine, following the results of the work of metallurgical enterprises in January 2021, reduced steel production by 0.2% compared to the same period in 2020, and by 3.5% by December 2020 – to 1.839 million tons, keeping the 12th place (at the level of December), in the ranking of 64 countries – the main world producers of these products, compiled by the World Steel Association (Worldsteel).

In January, an increase in steel production was recorded by January 2020 in most countries of the top ten, except for Japan and the United States.

The top ten steel-producing countries in January-2021 are as follows: China (90.236 million tons, an increase of 6.8% compared to January 2020), India (10.014 million tons, an increase of 7.6%), Japan (7.924 million tons, a decline of 3.9%), the USA (6.897 million tons, a drop of 9.9%), Russia (6.670 million tons, an increase of 6.5%), South Korea (6.023 million tons, plus 4.9%), Turkey (3.397 million tons, an increase of 12.7%), Germany (3.305 million tons, plus 6%), Brazil (3.004 million tons, an increase of 10.8%) and Iran (2.650 million tons, an increase of 10.2%).

Italy (1.890 million tons, an increase of 0.7%), Ukraine (1.839 million tons, a drop of 0.2%), Taiwan (PRC, 1.8 million tons, an increase of 0.3%), Mexico (1.650 million tons , “plus” 9.8%) and Vietnam (1.540 million tons, an increase of 34%).

In general, in January this year, steel production increased by 4.8% compared to the same period last year a – up to 162.921 million tons.

As reported, in 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, a 6% drop), Turkey (35.763 million tons, plus 6%), Germany (35.658 million tons, minus 10%), Brazil (30.971 million tons , a drop of 4.9%) and Iran (29.030 million tons, an increase of 13.4%).

This is followed by Ukraine (20.616 million tons, “minus” 1.1%), Taiwan (PRC , 20.570 million tons, “minus” 6.3%), Italy (20.2 million tons, a decrease 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, 64 countries produced 1 billion 829.140 million tons of steel in 2020, which is 0.9% less than in 2019.

Ukraine according to the results of the work of metallurgical enterprises in December 2020 due to from a comparable base, increased steel production by 22.1% compared to the same period in 2019 – to 1.906 million tonnes (in December 2019 – 1.561 million tonnes), moving from 13th to 12th place in the ranking of 64 countries. At the end of 2020, Ukraine took 11th place.

In December, 64 countries produced 160.858 million tons of steel, which is 5.8% more than in December 2019.

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