Iran’s 4-month crude steel output hits 5.57m tons: WSA

May 23, 2016

TEHRAN – Iran’s crude steel production reached 5.57 million tons in the first four months of 2016, a 1.5 percent rise compared to the same period last year, World Steel Association (WSA) reported.

The country produced 5.488 million tons of crude steel in the first four months of 2015.

Iran’s steel production totaled 1.509 million tons in April 2016, the figure grew 7.8 percent compared to the same month last year. Iran had produced 1.399 million tons of steel in April 2015, the report said.

It is worth noting that based on WSA, in the first four months of 2016 world’s steel production stood at 521.2 million tons which indicates a 2.8 percent fall compared to the same period last year.

As a major steel producer in the region, Iran boosted its steel mills across the country in recent years, as central Isfahan and southwestern Khuzestan provinces remain the major steel producers. 

According to WSA, Iran was the biggest producer of crude steel in the Middle East in 2013. The country’s rank was 14th in the world in 2014.

 

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