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Global blast furnace pig iron production in the first three quarters of 2021 (2)


The output of the CIS countries was 58.334 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 3.7%, of which Russia's output increased by 2.6% year-on-year to 39.84 million tons, Ukraine increased by 6.4% year-on-year to 16.148 million tons, and Kazakhstan increased by 4.9% year-on-year to 2.345 million tons.

North American blast furnace pig iron production is estimated to increase by 25.4% year-on-year to 23.665 million tons. South America's output increased by 19.5% year-on-year to 23.603 million tons, of which Brazil's output increased by 19.8% year-on-year to 21.286 million tons. In addition, South Africa's blast furnace pig iron output increased by 48.1% year-on-year to 2.265 million tons. Iranian production in the Middle East increased by 8.2% year-on-year to 2.029 million tons. Production in Oceania increased by 3.3% year-on-year to 3.31 million tons.

For direct reduced iron, the output of 13 countries as calculated by the World Steel Association was 76.352 million tons, an increase of 10.9% year-on-year. The output of these 13 countries accounted for 91% of the world's total direct reduced iron output. India had the highest production, with a year-on-year increase of 20.6% to 28.992 million tons. Iran's output, which ranked second, fell 1.2% year-on-year to 22.46 million tons. Russia's output ranked third, but fell 1.2% year-on-year to 5.702 million tons. Mexico's output was 4.387 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 16.5%. Saudi Arabia's output increased by 7.5% year-on-year to 4.274 million tons. Production in Egypt increased by 3.7% year-on-year to 3.915 million tons. UAE production increased by 28.0% year-on-year to 2.752 million tons. Canadian production increased by 68.1% year-on-year to 1.287 million tons. Argentina's output increased the most year-on-year, with an increase of 180.8% to 1.006 million tons. Qatar's output was 598,000 tons, a year-on-year decrease of 6.3%.

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