Hebei, Jiangsu, Shandong and Liaoning, the top four steel provinces, produced a total of 46.75 million tonnes of crude steel in May, accounting for 47.0% of China's total, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
Production of crude steel of the top four provinces totaled 229 million tonnes over January-May, a share of 48.4% against the country's total.
China's crude steel output reached 99.45 million tonnes in May, up 6.6% year on year and 1.6% month on month. The average daily output in May was calculated at 3.21 million tonnes, down 1.6% from a month ago.
China churned out a total of 473 million tonnes of crude steel during the first five months this year, up 13.9% year on year.
In May, Hebei, Jiangsu, Shandong, Liaoning and Shanxi saw their crude steel output over 5 million tonnes, respectively at 20.68 million, 10.87 million, 7.98 million, 7.22 million and 6.24 million tonnes.
Beijing, Hainan and Tibet didn't produce crude steel in May.
(Writing by Rebecca Liu Editing by Tammy Yang)
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