Ukraine in January - July 2021 increased the production of commercial pig iron to 12.65 million tons, or 7.8% compared to the same period last year and ranks 10th among 38 countries that produce pig iron according to the World Steel Association Worldsteel.
According to the association, in the reporting period Ukraine retained the 14th position among 64 steel-producing countries with a result of 12.73 million tons, which is 7.4% more compared to January-July 2020.
Recall that according to Worldsteel, in January-July 2021, metallurgical enterprises of the countries of the world smelted 1,165.34 million tons of steel, which is 12.40% higher than the indicator for 7 months of 2020 and produced 862.85 million tons of pig iron. of which 801.07 million tons by blast furnace method and 61.78 million tons by direct reduction method.
China is confidently holding the first place in the list of countries producing metallurgical products, India is in second and Japan is in third. The highest production growth is demonstrated by Vietnam, which is already in 11th place in the ranking of countries producing steel and pig iron, ahead of such countries as Ukraine and Italy.