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Government of India
Ministry of Steel
26-April-2012 15:48 IST
Export of Iron Ore and Steel to China
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

 

 

The Minister of Steel, Shri Beni Prasad Verma has said that the comparative figures of iron ore and finished steel production capacities and actual production in India and China are as below:

(in million tonnes)

 

India

 

China

 

 

2010-11*

2011-12*

2011*

Iron Ore production

208.00

127.7

(upto December, 11)

1327

Crude Steel Capacity

78.00

88.4

850

Finished Steel Production (for sale)

66.01

70.39

696***

*provisional;   *** Crude steel production

Source: Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM), Ministry of Mines for data on iron ore production and Joint Plant Committee (JPC), Ministry of Steel for data on crude steel capacity and finished steel production and data related to China.

 

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today Shri Verma said, the quantum of export of raw iron ore and total finished steel to China during the last five years are given below:

(in million tonnes)

Year

Export of iron ore to China

Export of total finished steel to China

2007-08

91.98

0.017

2008-09

97.84

0.029

2009-10

109.30

0.045

2010-11

89.72

0.008

2011-12 (provisional)

52.47

(upto February,12)

0.067

Source: MMTC, Department of Commerce for data on iron ore export and JPC for data on finished steel export.

 

          The Minister said, the demand/ real consumption of steel in India, actual supply to Indian consumers and steel import for last five years are given below:

Year

Total Finished Steel  (in million tonnes)

 

Demand/ Real Consumption

Availability/ actual supply

Import

2007-08

52.12

58.03

7.03

2008-09

52.35

58.56

5.84

2009-10

59.34

64.75

7.38

2010-11*

65.61

69.35

6.80

2011-12*

69.18

73.08

6.82

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: JPC; *=provisional

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NSK/DB