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India Nears No.2 Spot as Steel Producer on Record Output

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India set to become the world’s largest steel producer after China while boosting exports to the highest ever. India becomes the “Bright Spot”for growth in the global steel industry

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India’s output jumped 11% to 101.3 million metric tons and the nation was become a net exporter for the first time in 3 years.India Nears No.2 Spot as Steel Producer on Record Output

  • According to Provisional Steel Ministry data Doubling Shipments reached to 8.2 million
  • India will overtake Japan as the second biggest producer by 2019.
  • The country’s output will rise from 103 million tons this year to 110 million in 2018 and 118 million by 2019.
  • Imports plunged 37% to 7.4 million tons after the government decides to implement a measure of cheap shipments.
  • Shares of JSW Steel have climbed to 24% Tata Steel by 27% and SAIL up by 35%.
  • Domestic demand to grow by 3% to 83.9 million tons in the past 12 months.
  • By 2022 India will pump out 146 million tons to Japan’s 118 million.
  • The government has been planning to boost capacity with upgrades at existing mills and state owned companies building new plants.
  • It has been recognized by the Australian iron miners, including Fortescue Metals Group ltd. the country’s number three exporter.

History of the Steel Industry (1850-1970)

The history of the modern Steel Industry began in the late 1850 but since steel has been basic to the world’s industrial economy.

  • The Iron and Steel industry is one of the most important industries in India.
  • The industry produced 91.46 million tons of total finished steel.