US crude steel output up 9.3% in April

May 21, 2012 | 01:37 PM | Anne Riley

Tags  crude steel production

DALLAS — U.S. crude steel output rose 9.3 percent in April compared with the same month last year, surpassing global steel production growth of just 1.2 percent, World Steel Association (WorldSteel) data show.

Crude steel output in the United States totaled 7.7 million tonnes last month, up from nearly 7.1 million tonnes in April 2011 and 10.8 percent higher than levels seen in the same month during 2010, as operations ramped up at RG Steel....

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