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India becomes second largest steel producer of Crude Steel

IBEF:  February 06, 2020

As per World Steel Association data, India became the second largest steel producer of crude steel after China in 2018 and 2019, by replacing Japan. The details of five leading crude steel producers in the world during 2018 and 2019 are listed below : -

Top 5 Crude steel producers in the world: 2018, 2019*

2018 2019
Rank Country Qty (mt) Rank Country Qty (mt)
1 China 920.0 1 China 996.3
2 India 109.3 2 India 111.2
3 Japan 104.3 3 Japan 99.3
4 USA 86.6 4 USA 87.9
5 South Korea 72.5 5 Russia 71.6

Source: worldsteel, (*Provisional)

India's crude steel production in 2018 was at 109.3 MT, an increase of 7.7 per cent from 101.5 MT in 2017.

Steel being a deregulated sector, the Government does not set any annual targets for steel production. Decision on quantity of steel production is taken by individual companies based on commercial considerations and market requirements.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan in the Rajya Sabha today in a written reply today.

Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and IBEF is not responsible for any errors in the same.