China’s crude steel output rose 6% in October over the same period a year earlier. During the first 10 months of 2012, China produced 602.23Mt of crude steel, up 2.1% year on year.

Steel exports grew 11.8% from the year earlier to 45.78Mt during the January-October period, while imports fell 12.2% y-o-y to 11.55Mt.

Source: China Metals e-mail