TEHRAN (Dispatches) - The World Steel Association (WSA) in its latest report has announced that Iran’s steel production in April 2021 increased by 6.4% compared to the same period in 2020, adding that the country produces 71.4% of steel manufactured in West Asia.
The World Steel Association said in its report that Iran’s steel production in April 2021 compared to the same period in 2020 increased by 6.4 percent which equals 2.5mln tons.
It also added that Iran’s steel production in the first 4 months of the current year has reached 10mln tons, which shows an increase of 9.6% compared to the same period in 2020.
According to the report, in February 2021, the country ranked 10th among the world’s biggest steel producers, noting that the country has maintained the same position since then.
Also, steel production in West Asia has increased by 15.3% and reached 3.5mln tons, and considering Iran’s production of 2.5mln tons this month, 71.4% of West Asian steel production belongs to the country.
Last month, Iran announced plans to produce 32mln tons of crude steel in the current calendar year (started March 21, 2021).
Iran’s ministry of industry, mine and trade is planning to produce 32 million tons of crude steel, to set a 27.7 percent rise in comparison with last year (ended March 20, 2020).
According to the statistics, Iranian steelmakers produced 28,374,900 tons of crude steel last year.