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Oceania crude steel production surges over 24% in November

According to latest data published by World Steel Association, the crude steel production by Oceania region increased significantly by 24.2% during the month of November ’15 year-on-year. The total output by the region surged from 390,000 tonnes in November last year to 484,000 tonnes during Nov ’15.

The total crude steel production by Australia during November this year was 424,000 tonnes, significantly higher by 34.8% when compared with the production of 315,000 tonnes during same month a year ago. New Zealand produced 60,000 tonnes of crude steel, lower by 20.2% when compared with the production of 75,000 tonnes achieved during November last year.

The total crude steel production by Australia during October this year was 430,000 tonnes, considerably lower by 3.6% when compared with the production of 446,000 tonnes during same month a year ago. New Zealand produced 71,000 tonnes of crude steel, higher by 5.1% when compared with the production of 67,000 tonnes achieved during October last year.

The crude steel output by Oceania region was up 6.3% during the initial eleven-month period of the year. The output totaled 5.319 million tonnes, when matched with the output of 5.004 million tonnes during the corresponding eleven-month period in 2014.

The following table provides country-wise cumulative crude steel output for the first eleven months in 2015 in comparison with those during same period in 2014.

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