clarification: India’s position in Steel production

There is a doubt among our readers regarding India’s position in the world in Steel Production. In one of my quizzes, I said India is on fourth position. This question was based upon the This Press Release of Ministry of Steel, Government of India dated: January 1, 2010. The Title & first paragraph of this release says:
INDIA EMERGES AS THE FOURTH LARGEST STEEL PRODUCER IN THE WORLD
BECOMES THE 2ND LARGEST PRODUCER OF CRUDE STEEL
STEEL CONSUMPTION GROWS BY 6.8 PERCENT DURING APRIL-NOVEMBER 2009
“”With production of 46.77 million tonnes of crude steel during the period January-October, 2009,India emerged as the fourth largest steel producer in the world and is expected to become the 2nd largest producer of crude steel in the world by 2015, provided all requirements for creation of fresh capacity are adequately met. “”

Please note that on the basis of estimated data India produced 46.77 million tonnes of crude steel from January to October which was just ahead of United States. However, the revised data for India as well as United States for the period of January through October 2009 are as follows:

Now Lets look at the overall production figures for the year 2009: (the source of this table is World Steel Association)

So, based upon the above data , India is on Fifth Position in the world in Steel production till the end of 2009.

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  • arun barthwal
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    Thanks for considering my comment on india's position in the world steel production.

  • Anonymous
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    Sir,
    But in exam if asked and the options are 4th & 5th, we have to choose 4th only na. Bcoz only our Country's statistics are taken into account. So, pls clarify wat shud be the answer in the exam.

    Thanks
    Somesh

  • Admin
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    I won't say anything on this . In fact the data of World Steel Associations are recognized worldwide..

  • kavin
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    You'r effort to clarification is absolutly great.. thank u…
    -kavin

  • Anonymous
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    Thanks for clarifying

  • kavin karthick
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