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Iron And Steel

Volume 886: debated on Tuesday 11 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will publish in the Official Report the production of steel in each of the member States of the EEC and EFTA in 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970 and the latest available year, respectively, expressing the production in millions of tons and in tons per head of population.

The information is as follows:and capacities of steel-making plants in each of the member States of the EEC and EFTA.

Figures for effective steel-making capacity and the number of steel-making plants with a capacity above 1 million tonnes in 1973 are tabulated below. Data on the number of smaller steel-making plants are not readily available.

Effective steelmaking capacity million metric tonsNumber of plants with capacity above 1 million metric tons
Belgium17·38
Denmark0·50
France28·17
Irish Republic0·20
Italy28·15
Luxembourg6·54
PRODUCTION OF TINPLATE
Million metric tons
195019551960196519701973
Belgium0·010·090·130·190·270·29
France0·130·320·600·540·800·85
Italy0·050·040·170·250·330·37
NetherlandsN.A.0·060·160·250·470·46
United Kingdom0·680·831·211·201·311·28
West Germany0·210·270·340·530·750·86
NorwayN.A.N.A.N.A.0·020·050·05
PortugalN.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.0·05
PRODUCTION OF TINPLATE PER HEAD OF POPULATION
Kilogrammes
195019551960196519701973
Belgium21014202729
France3713111616
Italy113567
NetherlandsN.A.614203634
United Kingdom131623222323
West Germany45691214
NorwayN.A.N.A.N.A.51214
PortugalN.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.5
Irish Republic, Luxembourg, Denmark, Austria, Finland and Sweden produce either a negligible amount of, or no, tinplate; no information on tinplate production is available for Switzerland.