China keeps crude steel output afloat in April

May 21, 2013 | 02:31 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  World Steel Association, crude steel, steel production, April steel output, catherine ngai

CHICAGO — Global crude steel output increased 1.2 percent in April as Asia, largely China, offset declines in other major producing regions, including North America and Europe.

Production by the 63 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (WorldSteel) totaled more than 132.1 million tonnes last month, up from 130.5 million tonnes in April 2012.....

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