Indian Steel Industry Analysis

India is the second largest crude steel producer in the world.

Advantage India

Robust
Demand

* India’s finished steel consumption is anticipated to increase to 230 MT by 2030-31 from 86.3 MT in FY22 (till January).

* As of October 2021, India was the world’s second-largest producer of crude steel, with an output of 9.8 MT.

Increasing
investments

* The industry is witnessing consolidation of players, which has led to investment by entities from other sectors. The ongoing consolidation also presents an opportunity to global players to enter the Indian market.

Policy
support

* In October 2021, the government announced guidelines for the approved specialty steel production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme.

* Under the Union Budget 2022-23, the government allocated Rs. 47 crore (US$ 6.2 million) to the Ministry of Steel.

Competitive
Advantage

* As of September 2021, India was the world’s second-largest producer of crude steel, with an output of 9.5 MT.

* Easy availability of low-cost manpower and presence of abundant iron ore reserves make India competitive in the global set up.

* India is home to fifth-highest reserves of iron ore in the world.

Last updated: Apr, 2022

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