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Published: 0226 GMT January 26, 2022

Iran’s 2021 steel production at 28.5m tons: WSA

Iran’s 2021 steel production at 28.5m tons: WSA

Iranian steelmakers churned out 28.5 million tons of crude steel during 2021, according to figures released by World Steel Association (WSA).

The statistics show a 1.8-percent drop for Iran compared to the corresponding figure of 2020, which stood at 29 million tons.

Iran was the 10th steelmaker of the world in 2021, indicated the figures.

According to the WSA report, China topped the list of crude steel producers in 2021 with 1.032 billion tons.

Based on the report, the second to ninth places went to India, Japan, the US, Russia, South Korea, Germany, Turkey and Brazil with 118.1 million tons, 96.3 million tons, 86 million tons, 76 million tons, 70.6 million tons, 40.4 million tons, 40.1 million tons and 36 million tons, respectively.

World crude steel production reached 1.911 billion tons for 2021 — up 3.6 percent compared to the amount for 2020, which was 1.844 billion tons.

According to WSA statistics, Iranian steel mills cast 15.1 million tons of crude steel in December 2021, marking 2.8 percent of rise compared to corresponding figure of 2020 which was 14.7 million tons.

Global output for December 2021 hit 158.7 million tons, showing three percent of drop compared to related output of 2020, 163.6 million tons.

According to the Islamic Republic's Vision Plan, the country's total steel production capacity is to hit 55 million tons a year by 2025, with exports figure expected to reach 10-15 million tons.

WSA is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world. WSA members represent approximately 85 percent of the world's steel producers, including over 150 steel producers with nine of the 10 largest steel companies, national and regional steel industry associations and steel research institutes.


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