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The U.S. ranks 10th in iron and steel

18 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the International Trade Centre, in 2005 the United States exported $1,735,282,000 worth of iron and steel bars, rods, angles, and shapes, enough to make the United States rank tenth in that category. Germany ranks first, exporting $5,333,026,000 worth of iron and steel.

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The U.S. ranks 3rd in steel production

1 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Steel Association, in 2008 the United States produced 91.5 million metric tonnes of steel, a decline of 6.8% from 2007. In both years, the United States ranked third in that category. China ranked first, producing 502 million metric tonnes of steel in 2008, up 2.6% from the previous year. Globally, there was a decline of 1.2% in total steel production from 2007 to 2008.

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