World Steel in Figures 2012

  • 01.06.2012
  • Brussels

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published the 2012 edition of World Steel in Figures.

World Steel in Figures provides essential facts and statistics about the global steel industry. The book contains comprehensive information on crude steel production, apparent steel use, pig iron production, steel trade, iron ore production and trade, and scrap trade.

World Steel in Figures lists major steel-producing countries, top steel-producing companies, and top steel-consuming countries.
 

Table 1: Major steel-producing countries

 

2011

2010

1.

China

683.9 Mt

China

637.4 Mt

2.

Japan

107.6 Mt

Japan

109.6 Mt

3.

United States

86.4 Mt

United States

80.5 Mt

4.

India

71.3 Mt

India

68.3 Mt

5.

Russia

68.9 Mt

Russia

66.9 Mt

 
Table 2: Top steel-producing companies

2011

1.

ArcelorMittal

97.2 Mt

6

Nippon Steel

33.4 Mt

2.

Hebei Group

44.4 Mt

7

Shagang Group

31.9 Mt

3.

Baosteel Group

43.3 Mt

8

Shougang Group

30.0 Mt

4.

POSCO

39.1 Mt

9

JFE

29.9 Mt

5.

Wuhan Group

37.7 Mt

10

Ansteel Group

29.8 Mt

 

Table 3: Countries with the highest apparent steel use per capita

2011

1.

South Korea

1,156.6 kg

6

Austria

473.1 kg

2.

Taiwan, China

784.4 kg

7

China

459.8 kg

3.

Czech Republic

595.7 kg

8

Italy

459.5 kg

4.

Japan

506.7 kg

9

Sweden

424.5 kg

5.

Germany

479.6 kg

10

Belgium-Luxembourg

422.5 kg

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Notes to Editors:

  • The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world. worldsteel represents approximately 180 steel producers (including 17 of the world's 20 largest steel companies), national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes. worldsteel members represent around 85% of world steel production.
  • The list of top steel-producing companies includes members and non-members of worldsteel. The tonnages are for all types of steel including stainless, and based on worldsteel reporting rules as regards part-owned steelworks. Details about worldsteel member company ownership and tonnage calculations are available on worldsteel.org.
  • Apparent steel use comprises the deliveries of steel to the marketplace from the domestic steel producers together with imports. This differs from real steel use, which takes into account steel delivered to or drawn from inventories.

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