China's crude steel production saw a year-on-year tick-up of 0.2% to 85.03 million tonnes in April, showed data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on May 15.
Total crude steel output over January-April presented a yearly growth of 1.3% to 319.46 million tonnes, said the NBS.
China produced 72.02 million tonnes of pig iron last month, a drop of 1.2% from the year prior. For the January-April period, volumes came in at 277.99 million tonnes, up 1.3% on the year.
The world's top producer churned out 107.01 million tonnes of steel products in April, rising 3.6% year on year. Total output in January-April, however, staged a slight decrease of 0.2% from the previous year to 374.39 million tonnes, according to the NBS.
(Writing by Jessie Jia Editing by Harry Huo)
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