24.01.2013 - Global crude steel production at record 1,548 megatons in 2012:worldsteel
The year 2012 turned out to be a record year for global crude steel production, according to World Steel Association (worldsteel).The growth came mainly from Asia and North America while crude steel production in the EU (27) and South America decreased in 2012 compared to 2011. Annual production for Asia was 1,012.7 Mt of crude steel in 2012, an increase of 2.6% compared to 2011. The regionís share of world steel production increased slightly from 64.5% in 2011 to 65.4% in 2012. Chinaís crude steel production in 2012 reached 716.5 Mt, an increase of 3.1% on 2011...............................................Full Article: Source
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