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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF STEEL
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 113
ANSWERED ON:  11.02.2019
Steel Export
HEMANT TUKARAM GODSE
Will the Minister of



STEEL be pleased to state:-


(a) the quantity of steel being exported and the revenue earned therefrom during each of the last three years and the current year, country-wise;

(b) whether the export oriented policy of steel is the primary cause for escalation of steel prices in the domestic market; and

(c) if so, the details thereof and the corrective measures taken/proposed to be taken by the Government to bring down the prices?


ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STEEL (SHRI CHAUDHARY BIRENDER SINGH)

(a)to(c): A Statement is laid on the Table of the Lok Sabha.

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STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (A) TO (C) OF THE LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. *113 FOR ANSWER ON 11/02/2019 TABLED BY SHRI GODSE HEMANT TUKARAM, MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT REGARDING “STEEL EXPORT”

(a) India’s exports of Iron and Steel for both quantity and value wise during last three years and current year is given in the table 1 below:-

Table 1: India’s export of Iron and Steel (quantity and value wise)
Quantity in million tonnes Value in US$ billion
Ch Description 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 April-Nov. 2017-18 April-Nov. 2018-19 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 April-Nov. 2017-18 April-Nov. 2018-19
72 Iron and Steel 7.6 14.0 15.9 10.7 8.0 5.5 8.7 11.2 7.4 6.5
Source: DGCI&S

India’s exports of Iron and Steel (Chapter 72) for top 20 countries both quantity and value wise during last three years and current year is given in the table 2 below:-

Table 2: India’s export of Iron and steel (Ch 72) – top 20 countries
(Value in US$ million)
Countries 2015-16 2016-2017 2017-2018 April-Nov.
2017-18 April-Nov.
2018-19
BANGLADESH 223.9 372.64 269.77 167.63 184.21
BELGIUM 251.2 738.87 777.5 499.74 414.59
CHINA 145.6 344.84 324.11 202.86 166.39
INDONESIA 135.7 300.73 540.82 386.44 197.37
ITALY 389.5 764.45 1,033.71 673.71 524.12
JAPAN 141.9 154.98 252.49 156.03 163.43
KOREA RP 219.4 333.94 339.15 228.08 330.93
MALAYSIA 47.3 281.73 304.79 228.54 158.9
NEPAL 472.4 627.2 880.5 522.61 820.87
NETHERLAND 135.3 147.24 187.56 107.43 119.17
PHILIPPINES 14.0 33.54 176.42 117.46 79.68
POLAND 76.4 91.56 164.84 109.52 80.75
SRI LANKA 86.1 121.3 245.56 168.29 93.78
SPAIN 120.0 321.12 420.54 274.84 228.57
TAIWAN 135.4 261.84 358.36 248.5 165.59
THAILAND 121.9 223.32 250.31 143.63 149.82
TURKEY 120.0 128.94 226.06 136.48 130.71
UAE 288.9 516.04 711.58 458.34 467.76
U S A 405.7 330.17 372.26 230.73 178.41
VIETNAM 70.9 561.49 579.78 440.36 243.57
Export of Ch 72 to top 20 countries 3601.3 6655.9 8416.1 5501.2 4898.6
Total export of Ch 72 5492.3 8682.7 11244.4 7361.24 6526.28
Source: DGCI&S

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Table 2 Contd.: India’s export of Iron and steel (Ch 72) – top 20 countries
(Quantity in million tonnes)
Countries 2015-16 2016-2017 2017-2018 April-Nov.
2017-18 April-Nov.
2018-19
BANGLADESH PR 0.66 1.07 0.59 0.38 0.39
BELGIUM 0.31 1.17 1.01 0.67 0.44
CHINA P RP 0.15 0.29 0.30 0.18 0.15
HONG KONG 0.00 0.00 0.22 0.18 0.07
INDONESIA 0.15 0.43 0.77 0.56 0.24
ITALY 0.58 1.28 1.52 1.05 0.64
JAPAN 0.18 0.17 0.22 0.14 0.14
KOREA RP 0.20 0.32 0.29 0.21 0.30
MALAYSIA 0.07 0.61 0.56 0.43 0.24
NEPAL 1.15 1.57 1.86 1.16 1.53
PHILIPPINES 0.01 0.05 0.36 0.24 0.14
SAUDI ARAB 0.08 0.15 0.26 0.14 0.12
SPAIN 0.16 0.52 0.60 0.40 0.27
SRI LANKA DSR 0.17 0.24 0.46 0.32 0.15
TAIWAN 0.19 0.35 0.42 0.31 0.17
THAILAND 0.28 0.52 0.44 0.25 0.24
TURKEY 0.09 0.14 0.28 0.19 0.13
U ARAB EMTS 0.42 0.88 1.01 0.67 0.59
U S A 0.31 0.35 0.35 0.21 0.12
VIETNAM SOC REP 0.06 1.15 1.09 0.85 0.38
Export of Ch 72 to top
20 countries 5.22 11.27 12.61 8.53 6.46
Total export of Ch 72 7.6 14.0 15.9 10.7 8.0
Source: DGCI&S

(b)&(c): No, Madam. There is no specific export policy for steel. Steel industry is a deregulated Sector and Steel prices in the country are market driven.

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