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Count of Iron & Steel Plants by Production Method in Each Region
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Global Steel Plant Tracker, March 2023
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Global Energy Monitor
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CountryTotal Plantselectricelectric, oxygenoxygenironmaking (BF)ironmaking (DRI)ironmaking (unknown)integrated (BF)integrated (BF and DRI)integrated (DRI)integrated (unknown)unknownsteelmaking onlyironmaking onlyintegrated totalother total
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Africa311300000321201130171
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Asia Pacific567187247513112015105193133565
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Central & South America401200160151500127210
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Eurasia402210020100410232150
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Europe169119121204103001223440
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Middle East662400070403100247350
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North America1037912030131400823180
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World10164565892513972474116469355066
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World %44.9%0.5%0.8%0.9%2.5%0.1%39.1%2.4%7.3%1.1%0.6%46.2%3.4%49.8%0.6%
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1) Total Plants excludes retired and cancelled plants
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2) integrated total includes all plants with iron and crude steelmaking facilities, regardless of equipment type
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3) steelmaking only includes all plants with crude steelmaking facilities, but no ironmaking facilities on-site
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4) ironmaking only includes plants with ironmaking facilities, but no crude steel production on-site
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5) other total includes plants with unknown iron and steelmaking production methods
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Acronym Definitions:
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BF: blast furnace
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BOF: basic oxygen furnace
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DRI: direct reduced iron
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EAF: electric arc furnace
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HBI: hot briquetted iron
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OHF: open hearth furnace
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