COMMENT – Does China’s appetite for steel makes carbon-cutting journey difficult?

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China’s huge appetite for steel, as its economy begins to grow again after a Covid-19-triggered slowdown last year, is making its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint difficult. As the world marches towards a net-zero carbon emissions, China is getting stuck between its desire for a greener future and an economic turnaround that has sent […]

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World crude steel production jumps 23% year-on-year in April, India up a massive 152% – worldsteel

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World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 169.5 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2021, a massive 23.3% increase compared to April 2020, led by India where output rose 152% — a massive jump from the same month last year when the country was under a pandemic-triggered […]

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Global crude steel output rose 15.2% year-on-year in March to 169 million tonnes; China up 19%, India 24%

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World Steel Association (worldsteel), which represents 64 producing countries, said on Thursday that global crude steel production was 169.2 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2021, a 15.2% increase compared to the same month last year. China produced 94.0 Mt in March 2021, up 19.1% on March 2020, while India’s output rose 23.9% to 10.0 Mt, […]

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India’s crude steel output rises by 0.9% to 9 million tonnes in October 2020: Worldsteel

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India’s crude steel output increased marginally by 0.9 per cent to 9.058 million tonnes in October 2020, according to World Steel Association (worldsteel). The country had produced 8.981 million tonnes crude steel during the same month last year, the global industry body said in its latest report. “Crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting […]

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World crude steel output up 2.9% year-on-year in September; China up 11 %, India down 3% – worldsteel

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World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 156.4 million tonnes (Mt) in September 2020, a 2.9% increase compared to the same month last year, latest data showed. China produced 92.6 Mt of crude steel in September 2020, an increase of 10.9% against the same month last […]

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