Steel is an alloy of iron with some other elements out of which one is carbon. Steel has been produced in blacksmith’s forge for many years but it started being produced by other efficient methods after the 17th century.
Since then the producing and manufacturing method of steel have refined and improved so much so that steel is one of the most commonly produced material in the world. More than 1.3 billion tons of steel is being produced annually and is used for a number of purposes. Here’s a list of the top steel producing countries in the world:
People’s Republic of China is the largest producer of steel in the world and produces 716.5 million tonnes of steel every year. The European Union is the second largest producer of steel as it produces about 169.4 million tones of steel on a yearly basis.
Japan and United States are the other two big producers of steel followed by India which produces 76.7 million tones of steel. Russia produces 70.6 million tones of steel whereas South Korea is close behind with 69.3 million tones of steel being produced each year.
Germany, Turkey and Brazil are the other big names when it comes to steel production. Ukraine is also amongst the largest steel producing countries in the world with a production of 32.9 million tones of steel per year.