As in previous years, it lists the top steel-producing countries and companies around the world.
In 2003 the five largest steel-producing countries were China, at 220,1-million tons; Japan, at 110,5-million tons; the US, at 90,4-million tons; Russia, at 62,7-million tons; and South Korea, at 46,3-million tons.
Total world production reached 964,8-million tons in 2003, up from 903,6-million tons in 2002.
The largest five steel-producing companies in 2003 were Ancelor, at 42,8-million tons; LNM group, at 3,3-million tons; Nippon Steel, at 31,3-million tons; JFE, at 30,2-million tons; and Posco, at 28,9-million tons.
Edited by: Deborah Spicer
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