This was a 3.3% drop from that recorded in October, it said.
November’s total output was up 4.2% on the year, at 60.88 million tonnes.
China Iron & Steel Assn’s data
showed crude steel output during the month totalling 63.67 million tonnes, 4.6% higher than NBS’ figure.
“Stricter environmental controls curbed crude steel production in November,” a steel mill source in Hebei province said.
“Steel mills may have reported lower output as demand slowed down with the onset of winter,” an industry analyst in Beijing said.
January’s daily output of 2.052 million tpd was the second lowest recorded this year.