Africa sees increase in steel output while EU plummets

By Nilima Choudhury
Published: Thursday, 20 March 2014

Crude steel production is an important end-market for refractory minerals such as alumina, andalusite, bauxite, graphite, magnesia and zircon.

World crude steel production saw an increase of 0.6% from February 2013 to the same time this year from 124,278 tonnes to 124,990 tonnes respectively.In the last 12 months, Africa saw the largest increase in production of 7.7% from 1.1m tonnes to 1.2m tonnes. Out of the 65 countries that...

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