OverviewProduction and consumptionSourcesMine tailingsExtractionAbundance by countrySmeltingSee also
Iron is the world'smonly used metalsteel, of which iron ore is the key ingredient, representing almost 95 of all metal used per year. It is used primarily in structures, ships, automobiles, and machinery.
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