Chinese output up 18.9%, but pace continues to slow

Nov 18, 2005 | 11:37 AM | Vivian Teo Leng Lee

China's crude steel output totaled 31.7 million tonnes in October, an 18.9-percent increase compared with the same month last year, according to the country's National Statistics Bureau.

The growth rate continues to slow from prior months' pace, though, with production having risen 26.8 percent to 30.5 million tonnes in August and 22.3 percent to 30.4 million....

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