TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iran stood 10th among major steel producers in the first quarter of 2021, Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) announced on Saturday.
IMIDRO announced that Iran ranked 10th among the greatest world steel producers in the first three months of 2021 with 7.5 million tons of production.
According to the World Steel Association (WSA) statistics, the production of the 64 steel-producing countries has reached 486.9 million tons, indicating a 10% growth compared to the same period in 2020.
China, India, Japan, the US, and Russia stood first to fifth with 271, 29.6, 23.7, 20.4, and 18.9 million tons.
South Korea, Germany, Turkey, and Brazil ranked sixth through ninth in the WSA ranking with 17.6, 10, 9.8, and 8.7 million tons.
Iran stood 10th with 7.5 million tons that show a 10.7% rise compared to the same period in 2020.
The report added that Iran’s production of raw steel reached 2.6 million tons in March, which shows a 10.7% compared to the same period in 2020.
In relevant remarks in early March, a senior Iranian official said that the country stands among the top 10 world states in production of steel, adding that the country’s growth in producing the strategic material stands above the global average.
Head of Geological Survey and Mineral Exploration of Iran Alireza Shahidi said that the country is among the top 10 countries producing steel in the world.
World Steel Association put the average steel production growth of its member countries in 2020 at 0.9%, while Iran’s steel production growth this year has been reported to be 13.4%, he said.