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Crude steel output rose by 3.3%, while output of rolled products went up by 4%.
Production of crude steel totalled 70.4 million tonnes for the year. In December, output was down by 4.6% year-on-year but up by 0.8% month-on-month, Rosstat said. It did not divulge specific figures, however.
Output of rolled steel products was 61.8 million tonnes in 2012. In December, it was down by 3% year-on-year but up by 2.8% month-on-month, Rosstat said, again without giving detailed figures.
Total production at Russia’s major steelmakers in 2012 stood at 55.31 million tonnes of rolled steel, up by 3% from the previous year, the Russia Steel partnership said earlier this month.
The non-profit partnership of steel producers collects production and sales data from member companies including Evraz, Novolipetsk Steel, Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel, Mechel, Severstal and Metalloinvest.
The major steelmakers’ output in December was at 4.43 million tonnes, down by 4.5% year-on-year but up by 0.5% month-on-month.
Output of crude steel and rolled steel products in Russia went up in 2012, according to new data from the Federal Statistics Service (Rosstat).