World's Topmost Crude Steel and DRI Producing Nations In November

Posted on 28 December 2017
 

Source: Scrap Monster

According to latest statistics published by the World Steel Association, the world crude steel output by the 66 countries reporting to the Association totaled 136.280 Million tonnes during November this year. When matched with the output during the same month a year before, the Nov ’17 output was up by nearly 3.7%. It must be noted that these 66 countries had accounted for approximately 99% of the total world crude steel production in 2016.

The following table lists world’s top ten nations with regards to total crude steel output during November 2017.

 Rank

Nation

Output

1

China

66,151

2

Japan

8,702

3

India

8,350

4

United States

6,709

5

Russia

6,025

6

South Korea

5,650

7

Germany

3,485

8

Turkey

3,115

9

Brazil

3,030

10

Italy

2,184

Also, the table given lists world’s ten leading crude steel producing nations during the initial eleven-month period in 2017.

 Rank

Nation

Output

1

China

764,802

2

Japan

95,941

3

India

92,473

4

United States

74,949

5

Russia

66,453

6

South Korea

64,478

7

Germany

39,961

8

Turkey

34,163

9

Brazil

31,542

10

Italy

22,259

Note: The above outputs are in thousand tonnes.

DRI Output

The preliminary data published by the World Steel Association indicates that the world direct reduced iron (DRI) production in November this year has declined marginally by nearly 2.35% over the previous month. The production totaled 6.200 million metric tons (Mt), as compared with 6.349 Mt during the month prior to that.

Iran continued to be the top DRI producer with estimated output exceeding 2 Mt. However, the output remained more or less flat at 2.076 Mt as compared with the output of 2.073 Mt during the previous month. India’s output was estimated at around 2.000 Mt, down marginally from 2.053 Mt in October. The Mexican DRI output in November this year amounted to 475,000 metric tons, which is slightly lower than 490,000 metric tons output recorded during October this year. The output by other eleven countries during the month are: Canada (142), Saudi Arabia (301), Trinidad & Tobago (Nil), Argentina (146), Peru (Nil), Venezuela (50), Egypt (331), Libya (91), South Africa (88), Qatar (220) and United Arab Emirates (280).

 

Jan-Nov ’17 Output

The table given below provides the list of world’s top ten DRI producers during the first eleven-month period of 2017.

 Rank

Nation

Output

1

India

23,666

2

Iran

18,484

3

Mexico

5,546

4

Saudi Arabia

4,484

5

Egypt

4,228

6

UAE

3,247

7

Qatar

2,338

8

Canada

1,455

9

Argentina

1,091

10

South Africa

843

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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