March 26, 2018 / 11:12 AM / 8 months ago

Global steel output rose 3.5 percent year-on-year in February

FILE PHOTO - An employee looks at a newly-made steel block at a factory of Dongbei Special Steel Group Co., Ltd., in Dalian, Liaoning province April 10, 2015. REUTERS/China Daily

LONDON, (Reuters) - Global crude steel production rose 3.5 percent to 132 million tonnes in February from the same month a year ago, figures from the World Steel Association showed on Monday.

Crude steel output from China, the world’s top producer and consumer of the alloy,

rose to 64.9 million tonnes, up 5.9 percent from February 2017.

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