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Which country is the largest producer of crude steel in the world?
1. Japan
2. China
3. USA
4. None of the above

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : China

The correct answer is China.

  • In 2020, China became the first country to produce over one billion tons of steel.
  • In 2019, total world crude steel production was 1869.9 million tonnes (Mt).
  • The biggest steel-producing country is currently China, which accounted for 53.3% of world steel production in 2019. 
  • The crude steel industry produces blooms, billets, slabs, or plates that are transformed through mechanical processes into rails, structural elements, bars, sheets, or wires.
  • Iron ore-based steelmaking accounts for more than two-thirds of the production of crude steel in the world.
1 China 996.3
2 India 111.2
3 Japan 99.3

Hence, the correct answer is China.

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