Ukraine in January reduced steel production by 0.1% compared to the same period in 2017, but increased by 1.9%, to 2.1 million tons, from December 2017, ranking tenth in the rating of 64 countries, the world’s major producers of this product, compiled by the World Steel Association (Worldsteel).
In January the growth of steel smelting was recorded in the majority of the first ten countries from January 2017, except for China, the United States, Russia, and Ukraine.
The top ten countries producing steel in January are as follows: China (67 million tons, down by 0.9%), Japan (9.030 million tons, +0.3%), India (9.028 million tons, +2.5%), the United States (6.822 million tons, -2.2%), South Korea (6.125 million tons, +2.7%), Russia (5.7 million tons, -3.9%), Germany (3.7 million tons, +1.5%), Turkey (3.174 million tons, +7.6%), Brazil (2.866 million tons, +1.3%), and Ukraine (2.1 million tons, -0.1%).
Overall, 64 countries produced 139.439 million tons of steel in January, up by 0.8% YoY. (Interfax-Ukraine/Ukrainian metal)