LONDON Global crude steel production rose 3.5 percent
last year compared with 2012 as China, the worlds largest
steel producer, posted a 7.5-percent gain to more than 779
million tonnes, according to
data released by the World Steel Association Jan. 23.
Production in the 27
member states of the European Union (excluding Croatia, which
joined in July 2013) fell 1.8 percent despite a 23.8-percent
increase in the United Kingdom to 11.86 million tonnes.
production fell 1.9 percent last year, pulled down by a
2-percent decline in the United States to 86.96 million
A version of this article was first published by AMM sister
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