Iran among top 10 crude steel producers: WSA figures

By Reza
Abesh Ahmadlou

Staff Writer

Iran was the world’s 10th crude steel producer during the first four months of the current year, according to figures released by World Steel Association (WSA) on Tuesday.
The country produced 9.7 million tons of steel ingots during January-April 2023, indicating 0.1 percent rise compared to the corresponding figure for the preceding year.
Iranian steelmakers churned out 3.1 million tons of crude steel, 5.9 percent more than in the same period in 2022, the WSA data showed.
China topped the list of WSA for crude steel for the January-April period, with 354.4 million tons, followed by India, Japan, U.S. and Russia, with 43.9 million tons, 28.9 million tons, 26.1 million tons and 25.1 million tons of output, respectively.
South Korea, Germany, Brazil and Turkey stood at sixth to ninth places, with 22.4 million tons, 12.4 million tons, 10.6 million tons and 10.1 million tons, respectively.
World crude steel production for the 63 countries reporting to the WSA was 161.4 million tons in April 2023, a 2.4% decrease compared to the same period in 2022.
Production by region
Africa produced 1.3 million tons in April 2023, up 4.8% on April 2023. Asia and Oceania produced 121.1 million tons, down 1.5%.
The EU (27 countries) produced 11.1 million tons, down 11.7%. Other countries in Europe produced 3.5 million tons, down 17.3%.
The Middle East produced 4.2 million tons, up 4.2%. North America produced 9.2 million tons, down 4.6%.
Russia and other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) plus Ukraine produced 7.5 million tons, up 5.9%, while South America produced 3.6 million tons, down 2.2%.

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