Your last truck, fridge, or microwave may have been turned into rebar
1) The U.S. consumed 7.3 million tons of rebar in 2012. If that much steel was cast into a single block it would cover the area of a football field to a depth of 157 meter
2) Rebar used to be made from new material but starting in the 1960s it began to be made from scrap. Nowadays rebar contains 97% recycled material—from old cars, appliances, hot water heaters, and the like. Noot Yegna rebars though
3) One of the more surprising components of rebar would be scrap railroad axles. Byer Steel, which is located in Cincinnati, makes something called axle grade rebar—which is produced by heating used axles in a furnace and re-rolling them into rebar. There’s no need to melt any scrap because the axle is already shaped like a billet.
4) Turkey is the world’s top exporter of rebar, followed by Ukraine, Spain, and Italy. Yegna trading also imports high-quality rebars from the world’s top importer, Turkey.
5) China produces far more rebar than any other country (over 175 million metric tons in 2012) and yet exports little. Why? Probably because they are using it at home; China is building at an incredible pace.