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The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published the 2012 edition of World Steel in Figures.

World Steel in Figures provides essential facts and statistics about the global steel industry. The book contains comprehensive information on crude steel production, apparent steel use, pig iron production, steel trade, iron ore production and trade, and scrap trade. World Steel in Figures lists major steel-producing countries, top steel-producing companies, and top steel-consuming countries.

Table 1: Major steel-producing countries 2011 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. China Japan United States India Russia 683.9 Mt 107.6 Mt 86.4 Mt 71.3 Mt 68.9 Mt China Japan United States India Russia 2010 637.4 Mt 109.6 Mt 80.5 Mt 68.3 Mt 66.9 Mt

Table 2: Top steel-producing companies 2011 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. ArcelorMittal Hebei Group Baosteel Group POSCO Wuhan Group 97.2 Mt 44.4 Mt 43.3 Mt 39.1 Mt 37.7 Mt 6 7 8 9 10 Nippon Steel Shagang Group Shougang Group JFE Ansteel Group 33.4 Mt 31.9 Mt 30.0 Mt 29.9 Mt 29.8 Mt

Table 3: Countries with the highest apparent steel use per capita 2011 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. South Korea Taiwan, China Czech Republic Japan Germany 1,156.6 kg 784.4 kg 595.7 kg 506.7 kg 479.6 kg 6 7 8 9 10 Austria China Italy Sweden Belgium-Luxembourg 473.1 kg 459.8 kg 459.5 kg 424.5 kg 422.5 kg