2020523&ensp·&enspFor these reasons, iron ore production is concentrated in the hands of a few major players. World production averages two billion metric tons of raw ore annually. The world's largest producer of iron ore is the Brazilian mining corporation Vale, followed by AngloAustralian companies Rio Tinto Group and then BHP Billiton.
Iron Ore Distribution across the World PMF IAS. 20160124 Iron Ore Distribution Across the World Iron Ore in China Manchuria, Sinkiang, Sikiang, Shandog Peninsula. Iron Ore in Europe Ruhr, South Whales, Krivoy Rog, Bilbao, Lorraine. Iron ore in Africa Transvaal, Liberia. Iron ore in Russia, Kazakhstan Ural region, Magnitogorsk.
2020422&ensp·&enspTill 1975, its production of iron ore in the world was only 6.5 per cent, but in year 2000, China produced 24.3 per cent iron ore of the world. This percentage further increased to 30.77 in year 200607, accordingly China is now first in iron ore production in the world. Its annual production of
2020516&ensp·&enspADVERTISEMENTS: The growth and development of iron and steel industry is a reflection of global economy. The iron and steel industry depicts a changing nature in its growth and production pattern. In the mid1970s, the relatively developed countries of North. America, Western Europe and Japan accounted for nearly twothird of the worlds steel production. But 
2020525&ensp·&enspIron Ore Raw Material, Impurities in Iron Ore, What exactly happens in a blast furnace? Smelting, Beneficiation. Iron Ore Distribution Across the World. Factors that influence the location of Iron and Steel industry Raw materials iron ore, coal, limestone, etc. Transportation and other infrastructure road, rail, ports etc. Investment and Entrepreneurship = banking facilities, human