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Steel News July 25, 2017 02:30:07 PM

World's Topmost Crude Steel and DRI Producers In June 2017

Paul Ploumis
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The world crude steel output by 67 countries reporting to the Association totaled 141.046 Million tonnes during June this year. The monthly output increased by 3.2% when compared with the output during the same month a year before.
World's Topmost Crude Steel and DRI Producers In June 2017

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): According to latest statistics published by the World Steel Association, the world crude steel output by 67 countries reporting to the Association totaled 141.046 Million tonnes during June this year. The monthly output increased by 3.2% when compared with the output during the same month a year before. These 67 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 June 2017.

 Rank

Nation

Output

1

China

73,231

2

Japan

8,391

3

India

7,950

4

United States

6,707

5

South Korea

5,906

6

Russia

5,341

7

Germany

3,605

8

Turkey

3,021

9

Brazil

2,649

10

Italy

2,085

Also, the table given lists world’s ten leading crude steel producing nations during the first half yearly period in 2017.

 Rank

Nation

Output

1

China

419,745

2

Japan

52,305

3

India

49,482

4

United States

40,591

5

Russia

35,340

6

South Korea

34,699

7

Germany

22,223

8

Turkey

18,215

9

Brazil

16,723

10

Italy

12,358

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 June this year has declined considerably by nearly 6% over the previous month. The production totaled 4.849 million metric tons (Mt), as compared with 5.155 Mt during the month prior to that.

Iran continued to be the top DRI producing country with estimated output of 1.534 Mt. However, the output declined sharply from 1.679 Mt during the previous month. India’s output totaled 1.185 Mt, declining from 1.225 Mt in May. The Mexican DRI output in June this year amounted to 535,000 metric tons, which is slightly lower than 552,000 metric tons output recorded during May this year. The output by other eleven countries during the month are: Canada (90), Saudi Arabia (481), Trinidad & Tobago (Nil), Argentina (81), Peru (Nil), Venezuela (50), Egypt (311), Libya (39), South Africa (94), Qatar (225) and United Arab Emirates (224).

 

 Half-yearly output

The table given below provides the list of world’s top ten DRI producers during the first half of 2017.

 Rank

Nation

Output

1

Iran

8,826

2

India

7,321

3

Mexico

3,112

4

Saudi Arabia

2,451

5

Egypt

1,832

6

UAE

1,802

7

Qatar

1,224

8

Canada

750

9

Argentina

682

10

South Africa

476

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 2015.