Iron Ore Exported From the Country

Press Release ID: 117323
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2015
Ministry: Ministry of Steel

 

            Details of  production and export of iron ore is shown in Table below year-wise  for the last five years. Iron ore exports from India as a percentage of production have fallen from 47% in 2009-10 to 11% in 2013-14.

 

Table

 

Iron Ore Production and Export
Year (a)Production (mt.) (b) Export (mt.) % Share of (b) in (a)
2009-10 219 102 47
2010-11 207 46.9 23
2011-12 169 47.2 28
2012-13 136 18 13
2013-14 151 16 11
Source:  JPC;  mt.= million tonnes

            Steel is a deregulated sector. The role of government is that of a facilitator for encouraging industrial growth. The decision regarding increasing production or setting up of a plant is taken by the entrepreneur based on prevailing market conditions and economic viability of the project.

 

            Detail of state-wise production of crude steel in the country during the last five years is in Annexure.  It may kindly be noted that the gap between domestic demand and domestic supply is represented by imports. Details of import of total finished steel by India during the last five years is given below:-

 

Year              Total Finished Steel (mt.)
Production for sale Import
2009-10 60.62 7.382
2010-11 68.62 6.664
2011-12 75.69 6.863
2012-13 81.68 7.925
2013-14 87.67 5.450
Source: JPC;  mt.= million tonnes

 

 

 

Annexure   State-Wise production of crude steel  ('000 Tonnes)
PUBLIC SECTOR
Plant State 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
SAIL Plants (PSU)
Bhilai Steel Plant Chhattisgarh 5108 5329 4901 5008 5136
Durgapur Steel Plant West Bengal 1966 1961 1914 2034 2019
Rourkela Steel Plant Odisha 2128 2160 2170 2209 2291
Bokaro Steel Plant Jharkhand 3599 3592 3647 3757 3776
IISCO Steel Plant West Bengal 400 411 330 135 127
Alloy Steel Plant West Bengal 205 200 200 131 122
Salem Steel Plant Tamil Nadu 0 0 96 73 91
Visvesvaraya Iron and Steel Plant Karnataka 103 108 91 64 13
TOTAL (SAIL) : No. of units 8 13509 13761 13349 13411 13575
RINL/Vizag Steel Plant Andhra Pradesh 3205 3235 3128 3071 3202
TOTAL: PSU 9 16714 16996 16477 16482 16777
PRIVATE SECTOR
State Working Units 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
Andhra Pradesh 47 1074 1272 1449 1373 847
Arunachal Pradesh 1 0 0 0 0 16
Assam 12 78 108 136 114 147
Bihar 42 205 388 599 718 545
Chandigarh 2 94 95 26 29 20
Chhattisgarh 69 3738 4323 5061 6067 4862
Dadra And Nagar Haveli 12 227 237 301 288 65
Daman And Diu 27 356 405 606 398 305
Delhi 20 22 27 16 13 386
Goa 60 439 423 450 476 5104
Gujarat 14 5413 5643 6093 6190 805
Haryana 15 981 1107 925 991 360
Himachal Pradesh 7 260 210 204 193 94
Jammu And Kashmir 131 156 174 88 101 15726
Jharkhand 29 7510 8565 9132 10329 5536
Karnataka 41 6076 6879 7698 8878 335
Kerala 15 398 373 406 403 129
Madhya Pradesh 74 182 236 178 196 9265
Maharashtra 12 8679 8965 9729 10078 104
Meghalaya 3 95 144 216 238 20
Odisha 116 3667 3252 3246 2697 3839
Puducherry 19 366 343 372 376 286
Punjab 128 1703 2084 2124 2400 2449
Rajasthan 62 394 712 833 1106 1980
Tamil Nadu 116 1965 1852 2115 2135 2014
Telangana 45 0 0 0 0 693
Uttar Pradesh 95 2410 1762 1702 1412 1502
Uttarakhand 21 262 365 201 243 269
West Bengal 86 2376 3733 3907 4493 7213
Total: Private Sector 1321 49125 53676 57814 61934 64916
GRAND TOTAL 1330 65839 70672 74291 78416 81693
Source: JPC

 

This information was given by Minister of State Sh. Vishnu Deo Sai in reply to a question Rajya Sabha today

 

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