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Government of India
Ministry of Steel
06-February-2017 17:27 IST

Performance of Steel Sector


The production of iron ore and export of iron ore (both quantity and value-wise) for the last three years is shown in table below:-


Table-1: Iron Ore

Item Unit 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Production MT 152.18 128.91 155.59
Export: Quantity MT 16.30 7.30 5.32
Export: Value Lakh (Rs) 948079 314281 126319
Consumption* MT 108.34 113.48 122.10(e)
Source: JPC/*IBM, MT = Million Tonnes, (e) = estimated.


The production for sale, export and consumption of total finished steel (non-alloy + alloy/stainless) for the last three years is shown in table below:-


Table-2: Total Finished Steel

Item Unit 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Production for sale MT 87.67 92.16 90.39
Export: Quantity MT 5.98 5.59 4.08
Export: Value Crore (Rs.) 29747 29298 22658
Consumption MT 74.09 76.99 81.52
Source: JPC, MT = Million Tonnes


Production of iron ore in the country is sufficient to meet the domestic requirement.

The following steps are taken by the Government to ensure adequate supply of iron ore to the domestic steel industries:-

  1. i) Government has notified Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2015 to streamline grant of Mining Leases in order to maintain sufficient availability of raw materials for the various sectors including steel sector.
  2. ii) Government has put the export duty @ 30% on Iron Ore Lumps/Fines above 58% Fe content.

The Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel Sh. Vishnu Deo Sai in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today gave this information.