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Sep 28, 2012 | 06:42 PM

Count the dots . . . better yet, let WorldSteel do it for you

Tags  The World Steel Association, China, China steel mills, Jo Isenberg-O'Loughlin

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How many push pins can you crowd into a wall poster map pinpointing the location of China’s myriad steel mills?

As many as it takes says the Brussels-based World Steel Association, which has just published the 2012 edition of its map of Chinese mainland steel plants.

The wall map, which measures 47.2-inches by 26.6 inches, shows the geographical location and distribution of China’s steel mills and lists key data, including iron ore, coke and crude steel production by company and province. A series of tables and graphs track finished steel product type by mill, structure of iron ore supply and apparent crude steel use per capita since 2001.

The colorful China-Steel-at-a glance wall map is available from the Bookshop  at and priced at 350.00 euros (roughly $450.00) for non-member companies, 150.00 euros ($195.00) for academic institutions and 100 euros ($130.00) for member companies.

The World Steel Association represents some 170 steel producers, national and regional steel industry groups and steel research institutes globally. Its members account for about 85 percent of world steel production.


Jo Isenberg

Jo Isenberg is executive editor of AMM. She has been covering the steel industry for over 30 years and has served as editor of AMM for the last 11 years – the most successful decade in the publication’s long history.