EU STEELMAKER CLOSURES 17/04: More Italian steelmakers restart production

More Italian steel producers have resumed operations in the week ended Friday April 17 despite the Covid-19-related lockdown in the country being extended until May 3.

European steelmakers have been reducing output and temporarily idling equipment due to the poor demand resulting from lockdown orders and other quarantine measures implemented across the region with the intention of preventing the spread of Covid-19.

The Italian government has extended the country’s lockdown until May 3 but the steel industry was again not included on the list of essential industries that are allowed to...


Maria Tanatar

April 17, 2020

15:38 GMT