Steel emerged as an alternative to standard traditional iron, due to its flexibility, durability, and malleability. Production of steel was a complex and expensive undertaking before the invention of the Bessemer process. The Bessemer process named after its inventor, a Briton named Sir Henry Bessemer, who proposed the use of strong blasts of air to pass through pig iron when molten to reduce its carbon element and subsequently produce steel. Insidermonkey experts made a list of 8 countries that produce the most steel in the world.
Several inventions and technological advancements later and production of steel are now a massive global industry. The making of steel in contemporary age begins with the mining of iron ore which is then smelted in blast furnaces to facilitate the removal of impurities and carbon. There are many grades and types of steel available in the market today classified broadly into Stainless Steel, Alloy Steel, Tool Steel, and Carbon Steel. The top steel producing countries are China, Japan, India, US, Russia, South Korea, Germany, Brazil, Turkey, and Ukraine. You can also check our list of the 8 Countries that Produce the Most Refugees in the World.