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Steel Production

Volume 13: debated on Monday 16 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will list by company the 10 leading world steel producers and by country the 10 largest producers of crude steel.

10 leading steel producers, 1980*

  • Nippon Steel (Japan)
  • US Steel (USA)
  • Nipon Kokan (Japan)
  • FINSIDER (Italy)
  • Bethlehem (USA)
  • Sumitomo (Japan)
  • Kawasaki (Japan)
  • Thyssen-Aktiengesellschaft (Federal Republic of Germany)
  • USINOR (France)
  • Jones and Laughlin (USA)

* Covers IISI countries only, that is essentially Western World.

Source: International lion and Steel Institute (IISI).

10 largest steel-producing countries, 1980

  • USSR
  • Japan
  • USA
  • Federal Republic of Germany
  • China

Manufacturing investment decisions, known to the IBB, by foreign owned companies, including first-time investments, expansions and joint ventures, and estimate of associated long-term employment* (January 1979—November 1981)

U.S.A.

Canada

Japan

Projects

Employment

Projects

Employment

Projects

Employment

Scotland365,22052693919
Wales191,34153,47273,070
Northern Ireland277,6651133
North East142,235150149

  • Italy
  • France
  • Poland
  • Canada
  • Brazil

Source: International Iron and Steel Institute.

Note:

Steel production in the United Kingdom in 1980 was reduced by the effect of the steel strike. As a result, the British Steel Corporation was 11th in the IISI list in 1980, having been 4th in 1979; by country, the United Kingdom was 15th in 1980, compared with 8th in 1979.