World steel output broadly flat in February

By James Sean Dickson
Published: Monday, 23 March 2015

Peak steel in China is now being spoken of by many as a past event. Figures by worldsteel and continued projections from mining giant BHP Billiton may serve to lighten the gloomy atmosphere.

Global crude steel production in February 2015 reached 128m tonnes, a 0.6% year-on-year (y-o-y) increase on February 2014 steel production according to data released by the World Steel Association (worldsteel).

The marginal y-o-y production increase is unlikely to indicate any broad industry transition; such a small increase is dwarfed...

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