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Chinese Steel Output Falls in July


At 86.8 Mt, Chinese crude steel output declined by a steep -8.4% year-on-year in July, data from the National Bureau of Statistics reveal. If expressed in terms of average daily output, July would mark a 16-month low for Chinese steel production.

Despite the drop, output in the first seven months of year was still up 8.0% on the corresponding period in 2020 at 649.3 Mt.

China’s industrial output rose by 6.4% annually in July, down from a growth rate of 8.3% in June, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.