China’s Q1 crude steel output up 10% from last year, NBS says

China’s output of crude steel and finished steel in the first quarter of 2019 both increased significantly year on year on good demand and healthy profits.

The country produced a total of 231.07 million tonnes of crude steel over the first three months of 2019, up 9.9% from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Wednesday April 17.

Chinese mills produced 269.07 million tonnes of finished steel during the three months from January to March, up 10.8% year on year, the...


Jessica Zong

April 18, 2019

12:20 GMT