Iron/Steel Production of Major Powers (1890-1938)

 

m 1890 1900 1910 1913 1920 1930 1938
United States 9.3 10.3 26.5 31.8 42.3 41.3 28.8
Britain 8.0 5.0 6.5 7.7 9.2 7.4 10.5
Germany 4.1 6.3 13.6 17.6 7.6 11.3 23.2
France 1.9 1.5 3.4 4.6 2.7 9.4 6.1
Austria-Hungary 0.97 1.1 2.1 2.6 - - -
Russia 0.95 2.2 3.5 4.8 0.16 5.7 18.0
Japan 0.02 - 0.16 0.25 0.84 2.3 7.0
Italy 0.01 0.11 0.73 0.93 0.73 1.7 2.3

 

Notes:

(1) In millions of tons; pig-iron production for 1890, steel thereafter.

Source: Paul Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers.