World pig iron output up 2.5 percent in January-November

Friday, 21 December 2018 17:18:48 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul

In November this year, world pig iron production amounted to 101.54 million mt, falling by 4.9 percent compared to October and increasing by 5.6 percent compared to the same month of 2017, according to the preliminary data covering 38 countries accounting for approximately 99 percent of total world blast furnace pig iron production, as announced by the World Steel Association (worldsteel).

Meanwhile, in the first eleven months of this year, world pig iron production totaled 1.13 billion mt, up by 2.5 percent compared to the same period last year.

In November, pig iron output in Asia amounted to 80.85 million mt, up 7.8 percent, with 63.72 million mt produced by China, increasing by 9.9 percent, 6.32 million mt produced by Japan, falling by 1.6 percent, and 5.75 million mt produced by India, increasing by 1.5 percent - with all comparisons on year-on-year basis. Meanwhile, in the same month, EU countries produced 7.3 million mt of pig iron, up 0.7 percent year on year, while the CIS produced 5.93 million mt, down 10.1 percent, on year-on-year basis.

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