China’s crude steel output exceeds 900 mln tonnes in 2018

China’s crude steel output rose to a new high in 2018 on healthy profit margins among mills and growth in downstream demand.

The world's second-largest economy produced a total of 928.26 million tonnes of crude steel last year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Monday January 21. The bureau said this is up 6.6% from that in 2017. Chinese mills produced 1.11 billion tonnes of finished steel in 2018, up 8.5%...

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Jessica Zong

January 21, 2019

05:20 GMT

Shanghai