The metallurgical industry is increasing iron and steel production.
The Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex is making achievements in pig iron production by increasing the operation rate of a large oxygen plant.
The Chollima Steel Complex reduced the melting time of electric furnace and increased the output of molten iron per charge and is effecting innovations in the production of different sizes of rolled steel.
The Puryong Ferroalloy Factory is also boosting production by increasing the operation rate of furnaces.
Several mines and factories in charge of supplying raw and other materials are making contribution to the iron and steel production by timely providing iron ores, electrodes, refractory materials, etc.