The government reached its target for elimination of outdated iron and steel production capacity in 2011, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said on Dec. 25.

Among the total, 31.92Mt of obsolete iron-smelting capacity, 28.46Mt of steel capacity were phased out in 2011. China has been stepping up efforts to build an environmentally friendly and energy-efficient society by unveiling stricter emission standards and speeding up the elimination of outdated production capacity in multiple industrial sectors.

Source: China Metals e-mail