Steel product output up 29.3 pct in first four months
Shanghai. May 12. INTERFAX-CHINA - China produced 254.43 million tons of steel products in the first four months of 2010, up 29.3 percent year-on-year, according to figures released by Shanghai-based Mysteel Information on May 12.
Rebar production hit 41.56 million tons in the first four months of 2010, up 16 percent on an annual basis. Rebar output increased by 5.49 percent on a monthly basis in April, to 11.33 million tons.
The volume of galvanized plate output during the 4-month period saw the largest year-on-year growth among steel products, increasing by 68.7 percent to 9 million tons.
Iron ore production during the same period increased by 27.9 percent year-on-year to reach 292.26 million tons.
The following table shows China's steel products output in April and the first four months of 2010.
China's steel-related output for April and the first four months of 2010
|Item||Output, Apr (mln tons)||M-o-m change (%)||Output, Jan - Apr, (mln tons)||Y-o-y change (%)|
|Middle and small section||4.13||11.62||13.37||20.8|
|Extra thick plate||0.43||0||1.61||6.7|
|Medium wide strip||8.55||-4.15||33.57||42|
|Hot-rolled wide strip||3.02||-1.95||11.47||65.1|
|Cold-rolled wide strip||2.48||-4.62||9.48||60.5|
|Hot-rolled narrow strip||4.85||0.83||17.29||33.5|
|Cold-rolled narrow strip||0.75||15.38||2.49||45.5|
|Electric steel plate||0.45||-8.16||1.81||44.2|
|Seamless steel pipe||2.12||2.42||7.39||11.5|
|Welded steel pipe||2.93||2.09||9.94||19|
|Other steel products||1.28||-3.76||4.49||45.6|
Note: Monthly changes were calculated using figures previously released by Mysteel.