Global crude steel output up 5% in 2018, Worldsteel says

By IM Staff
Published: Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Asia led global crude steel output growth in 2018, accounting for 1.3 billion tonnes of production - an 8.33% increase - according to statistics published by the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) last Friday January 25.

By Paul Lim

Steelmakers across the world produced a total of 1.79 billion tonnes of crude steel last year, up 4.68% compared with 1.71 billion tonnes a year earlier.

China, the world’s largest steel-producing country, increased its production by 6.59% to 928.3 million tonnes on healthy margins in its domestic...

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