Approximately 161.89 million tonnes of steel were produced in October
by the 64 countries that report to the association. That total is up by 3.5% from the 156.36 million tonnes produced in September, up by 3.6% from August’s 156.24 million tonnes, and up by 7% from 151.25 million tonnes produced in October 2019, Worldsteel figures show.
China is up - the US, not so much
The gains were driven not only by China (94.8 million tonnes produced in October, up by 12.7% year on year), which has pushed steel output higher since this summer, but also by other major steelmaking nations that have lifted output above pre-pandemic levels.
Like China, Turkey (3.2 million tonnes,...