Iran ranks 21st in steel production

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LONDON, June 6 (IranMania) – Iran ranked 21st in the world in the production of raw steel in 2004, said Fars News Agency quoting the latest report by the International Iron and Steel Institute (IISI).

The 2005 IISI report put Iran’s raw steel production at 7.9 mln tons in 2003, which it said went up by almost 10% to reach 8.7 mln tons in 2004.

In 2003, Iran also ranked 21st in the world steel industry.

China, Japan and the United States were the world’s top three steel producing countries, respectively, last year.

Raw steel production reached 272 mln tons in China, 112 mln tons in Japan and 98 mln tons in the US.

Iran is the fifth largest steel importing country in the world after China, the United States, Taiwan and Thailand.

Japan with 33.7 mln tons is the largest steel exporting country in the world, followed by Russia (32.3 mln tons) and Ukraine (26.6 mln tons).

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