‘Iran ranks first in Mideast in steel production’

347828_Iran-SteelA new report by World Steel Association says Iran ranked first in steel production in the Middle East in 2013.

According to the report, Iran produced 15.4 million tons of raw steel during the period, witnessing a 6.6-percent growth compared to 2012.

In December 2013, Iran produced 1,350,000 tons of steel billets. The figure shows a 13.6-percent rise compared with the same period in 2012.

In 2013, China ranked first in global steel production, producing 779 million tons of steel, while Japan and the US came next with 110 and 87 million tons of output respectively.

Iran is among the 15 major steel producers in the world.

Major raw steel producers of Iran are Mobarakeh Steel Mill, Khuzestan Steel Company, the Isfahan Iron Smelting Complex and Iran National Steel Industries Group.

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