ArcelorMittal, the world's biggest steelmaker, lived up to its name this week when the World Steel Association (worldsteel) announced its top 10 steelmakers by output in its annual publication World Steel in Figures.
The top three big producers were ArcelorMittal (97.14Mt); Hebei Iron and Steel (47.75Mt); and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal (46.37Mt). With POSCO in fourth place (41.97Mt) and Baosteel down to fifth place (34.94Mt), sixth place went to Shagang Group (34.21Mt), Ansteel Group was in seventh place (32.50Mt), JFE Steel Corporation was eighth (29.82Mt), Shougang Group ninth (28.55Mt) and Tata Steel Group in 10th place with 26.31Mt.
The countries with the highest apparent steel use per capita in 2015 were: South Korea in first place, Taiwan (China) second, the Czech Republic third, Japan fourth, China fifth, Germany sixth, Turkey in seventh place and Austria eighth. Canada was ninth and Italy in 10th place.
These figures and more can be found in the World Steel Association’s 2016 edition of World Steel in Figures.