LONDON, March 20 Global crude steel production
rose 1.2 percent to 123 million tonnes in February, compared
with the same month a year earlier, data from the World Steel
Association (Worldsteel) showed on Wednesday.
Top producer China's crude steel output for February rose
9.8 percent year-on-year to 61.8 million tonnes, while Japan's
output was down 3.4 percent to 8.3 million tonnes, the data
Output in the United States fell by 11.8 percent to 6.7
million tonnes, while European Union production fell 5.6 percent
to 13.38 million tonnes.