China supports global steel production rise in Feb despite virus spread

By IM Staff
Published: Thursday, 26 March 2020

Global crude steel production rose 2.8% year on year in February, according to the Worldsteel Association (Worldsteel), with a strong performance from steel mills in China.

By Lee Allen, Miranda Song

Worldwide steel production was 143.3 million tonnes in February 2020, up from 139.41 million tonnes in the same month of 2019.

Despite the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), production from Chinese mills gained steam in February, rising 5% year on year to...

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