Russian crude steel output up 3.3% in August

Russian crude steel output rose by 3.3% to 5.9 million tonnes in August, according to Steel First calculations based on data from the country’s Federal Statistics Service.

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The August output was 0.1% higher than that in July.

Output of rolled steel products in Russia stood at 5.3 million tonnes in August, again according to Steel First calculations.

This is 3.4% higher than in the corresponding period last year and 0.9% more than in July.