April 24, 2017 / 10:59 AM / 4 months ago

Global steel output rose in March

FILE PHOTO: Rolls of steel are stacked inside the China Steel Corporation factory, in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan August 26, 2016.Tyrone Siu/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Global crude steel production rose 4.6 percent to 145 million tonnes in March 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 72.0 million tonnes, up 1.8 percent from March 2016.

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