TEHRAN – Iran produced 11.318 million tons of crude steel in the first 9 months of 2013, the World Steel Association said in its latest press release.
The country’s crude steel output stood at 1.364 million tons in September, up 10.7 percent compared to September 2012, ISNA reported.
Iran had produced 1.292 million tons of crude steel in August 2013, up 13.2 percent compared to August 2012.
World crude steel production in September 2013 amounted to 132.547 million tons, an increase of 6.1 percent compared to the same month in 2012.
Asia showed an increase of 5.9 percent while the EU producers recorded a minus 4.2 percent growth in the mentioned period of time.
China’s crude steel production for September 2013 was 65.24 million tons, up by 11 percent compared to September 2012.
Iran’s crude steel production reached 14.89 million tons in the previous Iranian calendar year, which ended on March 20.
Iran plans to increase its annual steel output to 55 million tons by the end of the Fifth Five-Year Development Plan (2015).
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