July 2014 crude steel production up, owing to growth in US, Asia and the Middle East

By Antonio Torrisi
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 today...

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