According to statistics from the World Steel Association, blast furnace pig iron output in 38 countries and regions in the first three quarters of 2021 was 1.015 billion tons, an increase of 3.4% year-on-year. In 2020, the blast furnace pig iron output of these 38 countries and regions will account for 99% of the world's output.
Asian blast furnace pig iron production increased by 1.3% year-on-year to 828 million tons, of which China's output decreased by 1.3% year-on-year to 671 million tons, India increased by 20.1% year-on-year to 58.29 million tons, Japan increased by 15.7% year-on-year to 52.874 million tons, and South Korea increased by 4.4% year-on-year. To 34.911 million tons.
The output of blast furnace pig iron in the EU s 27 countries increased by 19.3% year-on-year to 5.933 million tons, of which production in Germany increased by 17.6% year-on-year to 18.898 million tons, France increased by 31.4% year-on-year to 7.153 million tons, Austria's output increased by 19.1% year-on-year to 4.602 million tons, and Dutch output A year-on-year increase of 11.8% to 4.428 million tons.
The output of other European countries increased by 6.8% year-on-year to 13.709 million tons, of which Turkey's output increased by 4.8% year-on-year to 7.934 million tons, the UK's output increased by 10.7% year-on-year to 4.299 million tons, and Serbia's output increased by 2.2% year-on-year to 859,000 tons.