India’s crude steel output declines 4% to 8.99 million tonnes in January 2019

India’s crude steel production fell by 3.84 per cent to 8.995 million tonnes in January 2019, according to the Joint Plant Committee (JPC). The fall is reported after World Steel Association (worldsteel) recently announced that India has replaced Japan as the world’s second-largest steel producing country. On January 25, 2019,  worldsteel in its report noted […]

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Global steel demand to rise 1.4% to 1,681 Mt in 2019, China demand growth seen slowing – worldsteel

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Global steel demand will reach 1,657.9 Mt in 2018, an increase of 3.9 percent over last year, and further rise by 1.4 percent to 1,68 Mt in 2019, worldsteel forecast in its latest short range outlook. “In 2018, global steel demand continued to show resilience supported by the recovery in investment activities in developed economies […]

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Global crude steel output up 2.6% year-on-year in August; China output increase slows – worldsteel

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Global crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 151.7 million tonnes (Mt) in August 2018, a 2.6% increase compared to August 2017. China’s crude steel production for August 2018 was 80.3 Mt, an increase of 2.7% compared to August 2017, worldsteel said in a statement. It was […]

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World crude steel output rises 4 percent year-on-year in April; India and China

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World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 148.3 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2018, a 4.1% increase compared to April 2017. China’s crude steel production for April 2018 was 76.7 Mt, an increase of 4.8% compared to April 2017, worldsteel said in a statement. Japan produced […]

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World crude steel output continues its rise; up 3.5 percent in February with China leading the pack

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China’s crude steel production in February rose nearly six percent year-on-year, pulling global output in 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) to 131.8 million tonnes (Mt), a 3.5% increase compared to February 2017. China’s crude steel production for February 2018 was 64.9 Mt, while India produced 8.4 Mt of crude steel in […]

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World steel in numbers

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Fifty years ago, the world produced just less than 500 million tonnes of steel. In 2016, the world produced just over 1,600 million tonnes with most of the growth coming from new industrialising nations – Brazil, China, India, Iran and Mexico. See below some data released by the World Steel Association that provides a comprehensive overview […]

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World crude steel production booms in January, led by China, India

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World crude steel production rose 7 percent to 136.5 million tonnes year on year in January thanks to a massive revival in Chinese output, the World Steel Association (worldsteel) said. “China’s* crude steel production for January 2017 was 67.2 Mt, an increase of 7.4 percent compared to January 2016, an apparently high percentage figure explained […]

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World crude steel production continues to rise, up 5 pct in November

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World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 132.4 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2016, 5.0% up on same month last year. China’s crude steel production for November 2016 was 66.3 Mt, an increase of 5.0% compared to November 2015. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 8.6 Mt […]

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