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Global steel production could impact refractory mineral prices in Q1

By Emma Hughes
Published: Monday, 24 February 2014

Europe’s steel production picks up; Asia sees mixed results

Despite optimism that the global steel industry will pick up this year, world crude steel production dipped 0.4% year-on-year (y-o-y) in January 2014 to around 129.8m tonnes, according to the latest figures from the World Steel Association (wordsteel).

Crude steel production is an important gauge for industrial minerals...

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