Global DRI output up 11.5 percent in 2018

Friday, 25 January 2019 18:02:08 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul

According to the data released by the World Steel Association (worldsteel), global direct reduced iron (DRI) production in the 12 countries accounting for approximately 85 percent of total world DRI production in 2017 amounted to 7.11 million metric tons in December last year, rising by 1.1 percent month on month and by six percent year on year.

Meanwhile, world DRI output came to 84.1 million metric tons in 2018, increasing by 11.5 percent compared to 2017.

The worldsteel data show that India was the largest DRI producer among the countries surveyed in December last year. India’s DRI output amounted to 2.46 million metric tons in the given month. India was followed by Iran, Mexico and Egypt in December, with outputs of 2.3 million mt, 520,000 mt and 516,000 mt respectively.

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