Italy's crude steel output up in August on shorter summer stoppages, Federacciai says

Crude steel output in Italy increased by 9.69% year-on-year in August 2020, due to local steelmakers taking summer stoppages that were shorter than usual because of the Covid-19 lockdown measures in March-April, Italian steel association Federacciai said on Tuesday September 22.

The country’s crude steel production amounted to 939,000 tonnes in August, up from 856,000 tonnes in the corresponding month of 2019.

It marked the first time so far this year that Italy’s steel output has shown positive dynamics, signalling a gradual recovery in the market from...


Julia Bolotova

September 22, 2020

11:55 GMT