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Iron and Steel Overview: Canadian Iron and Steel Industry



The Canadian iron and steel industry is about 15% of the size of the U.S. industry. Raw steel production equaled 15 million net tons in 1994. About 60% of Canadian steel production is from integrated mills using the basic oxygen process and the remaining percentage is from electric arc furnaces in minimills – the same shares as in the U.S. There are four integrated mills and 19 minimills in Canada. One of the minimills is integrated with a direct reduction of iron plant. In addition, there are several secondary processing plants located near the main processing producing areas in Ontario and Quebec.


Directory of Iron and Steel Plants 1995, Association of Iron and Steel Engineers, Pittsburg, PA 1995.