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5) Account for the change in the spatial pattern of the Iron and Steel industry in the world.(250 words)

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5) Account for the change in the spatial pattern of the Iron and Steel industry in the world.(250 words)

Key demand of the question

In this question, we first need to explain how the spatial distribution of iron and steel industry has changed over time and the reasons that have led to this change.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Explain that there has been a change in the sense that the main producers of iron and steel are predominantly developing countries that have replaced their developed counterparts who held sway in the industry till recently.

Body – Explain the reasons for the same such as – Industry is shifting towards market, towards a location that is a transport hub, shifting towards the industrial hub so that the produced steel could be consumed by other industries like automobile and heavy engineering at same place etc