List of World's Topmost Producers of Crude Steel and DRI- September 2017

Posted on 27 October 2017
 

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The latest production statistics published by the World Steel Association (worldsteel) indicates that the crude steel production by 66 countries reporting to the Association totaled 141.43 Million tonnes during the month of September this year. The monthly crude steel output surged higher by 5.6% when compared with the previous year. The cumulative production by world countries during the first nine months of the year totaled 1.267 billion metric tons.

The following table provides the list of world’s top ten producers of crude steel during the month of September this year.

 Rank

Nation

Output

1

China

71,827

2

Japan

8,623

3

India

8,200

4

United States

6,716

5

Russia

6,025

6

South Korea

5,880

7

Germany

3,510

8

Turkey

3,001

9

Brazil

2,959

10

Iran

2,230

Also, the table given lists world’s ten leading crude steel producing nations during the first nine months of 2017.

 Rank

Nation

Output

1

China

638,731

2

Japan

78,265

3

India

75,293

4

United States

61,453

5

Russia

54,203

6

South Korea

52,819

7

Germany

35,876

8

Turkey

27,742

9

Brazil

25,468

10

Italy

17,775

Note: The above outputs are in thousand tonnes.

DRI Output

The preliminary data published by the World Steel Association suggests that the production of direct reduced iron (DRI) by world countries has declined slightly by nearly 1.2% in September, over the previous year. The production totaled 5.325 million metric tons (Mt), as compared with 5.387 Mt during the prior month.

Iran continued to be the leading DRI producer with estimated output of 1.985 Mt. The country’s output dropped marginally when compared with the previous month. India’s DRI output totaled 1.190 Mt, declining marginally from 1.231 Mt in August. The Mexican output totaled 485,000 metric tons during the month. The monthly output by other eleven DRI producing countries in metric tons are: Canada (147), Saudi Arabia (472), Trinidad & Tobago (Nil), Argentina (103), Peru (Nil), Venezuela (50), Egypt (336), Libya (20), South Africa (78), Qatar (230) and United Arab Emirates (229).

Jan-Sep ’17 DRI Output

The below table lists the world’s top ten DRI producing nations during the initial nine-month period of the current year.

 Rank

Nation

Output

1

Iran

14,291

2

India

11,011

3

Mexico

4,591

4

Saudi Arabia

3,809

5

Egypt

2,975

6

UAE

2,629

7

Qatar

1,880

8

Canada

1,194

9

Argentina

796

10

South Africa

702

Note: The above outputs are in thousand tonnes.

The World Steel production figures are based on the figures collected from 14 countries, which accounted for approximately 85% of the global DRI production in 2016. 



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