Global pig iron output up 2.1 percent in April
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According to the preliminary data released by the World Steel Association (worldsteel), global pig iron production in April this year amounted to 94.3 million metric tons, decreasing by two percent as compared to the previous month and up 2.1 percent year on year. In the first four months of the year, world pig iron output amounted to 371.7 million metric tons, rising by 2.5 percent compared to the corresponding period of 2011.
In April this year, the top pig iron producer in the world according to worldsteel was China again with 56.8 million mt, up three percent compared to April 2011 and constituting 60 percent of global pig iron production.