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Commodities

Global steel output falls 8.9% year on year in September -WorldSteel

FILE PHOTO: An employee monitors molten iron being poured into a container at a steel plant in Hefei, Anhui province September 9, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

LONDON (Reuters) - Global crude steel production in September fell 8.9% year on year to 144.4 million tonnes, World Steel Association data showed on Tuesday.

Crude steel output from China, the world’s top producer and consumer of the metal, dropped 21.2% year on year to 73.8 million tonnes.

Reporting by Eric Onstad; Editing by David Goodman

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