July 2014 crude steel production up, owing to growth in US, Asia and the Middle East
Published: Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Positive growth in crude steel production in the US and the developing economies shows a rebound in the global construction industry, which can offer favourable opportunities for a growth in demand for industrial minerals used in refractories, glass and construction. However, the steel industry remains weak in Europe.
World crude steel production in July has increased by 1.7%
year-on-year (y-o-y), to 136.8m tonnes, with growth in the US,
Asia and Middle East countries, according to figures released