Despite the fact that Ukrainian metallurgists increased steel production by 7.4% in six months compared to the same period a year earlier - to 10.86 million tons, the country dropped to 14th place in the global ranking of the World Steel Association. p>
Vietnam, having increased its half-year steel production by 167% to 12.67 million tons, moved up from 14th to 12th position, displacing Taiwan to 13th place, and Ukraine to 14th.
At the same time, Ukraine kept the tenth line in the ranking of global pig iron producers, having smelted this raw material by 8% more than in the same period last year - 10.77 million tons.
Recall that according to the World Steel Association in the first half of 2021 world steel production is 1003.93 million tons, which is 14.39% more than in the 6 months of 2020 (877.61 million tons).
The People's Republic of China has been the leader in the world ranking of steel producers for many years, producing 563.33 million tons, which is 11.80% more than in January-June 2020. At the same time, China's share in global steel production is 56.1%.