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World Steel Association publish 2010 edition of World Steel in Figures

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published the 2010 edition of World Steel in Figures. It is now available on worldsteel.org.

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.

An update of the sustainability indicators of the world steel industry has also been included in the publication this year.

World Steel in Figures lists the top steel-producing countries and worldsteel member companies. In 2009 the five major steel producing countries were:

1. China 567.8 mmt

2. Japan 87.5 mmt

3. India 62.8 mmt

4. Russia 60.0 mmt

5. United States 58.2 mmt

Total world production was 1,226.5 mmt in 2009, down from 1,329.0 mmt in 2008.

The largest five steel producing worldsteel member companies in 2009 were:

1. ArcelorMittal 77.5 mmt

2. Baosteel 31.3 mmt

3. POSCO 31.1 mmt

4. Nippon Steel 26.5 mmt

5. JFE 25.8 mmt

World Steel in Figures 2010 is now available from the online Bookshop. A PDF copy of the book can be downloaded from the website and printed copies can be ordered from the bookshop.

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