India's crude steel output grew six per cent to 8.73 million tonne (MT) during July 2018, according to an official data.
State-run SAIL, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL), Tata Steel, Essar Steel, JSW Steel and Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) together produced 5.23 MT during July. This was 9.48 per cent more compared to 4.78 MT the six players had produced in July 2017.
The contribution of other producers also grew 1.4 per cent to 3.49 MT during the month, it added.
The output of hot metal was at 5.94 MT as compared to 5.44 MT in the year-ago month. While 4.98 MT was produced by the six companies, the rest 0.96 MT came from other producers.
Output of pig iron rose 9 per cent to 0.49 MT from 0.45 MT in July 2017.
According to World Steel Organisation (worldsteel), India outstripped Japan to become the second largest steel producer as its steel output grew 3.43 per cent to 8.43 MT in February against 8.29 MT of the latter.
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