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Crude steel output in France was up 3.5% in November 2013, compared with the same period last year.
Blast furnace production in November picked up by 12.9%, totalling 860,000 tonnes.
However electric arc furnace (EAF) output fell 10.6% year-on-year to 456,000 tonnes.
For the first eleven months of 2013, total French crude steel production fell 0.9% to 14.5 million tonnes compared with 2012.
Over those eleven months, EAF output fell 10.5% to 5.1 million tonnes, while blast furnace production was up 5.3% to 9.3 million tonnes.
“It should be noted that the production of the first eleven months of 2013 is approximately 20% lower than the average reached in the same period between 2004 and 2008,” the FFA added.
French crude steel production saw an increase in November, the French Steel Association (FFA) said.