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March Was a Banner Month for China's Crude Steel Production

19 Apr 2017 - China set a new crude steel production record in March, making 72 million metric tons and besting the previous record by nearly 2%, according to the price and information service S&P Global Platts.

Forecast: Indian Steel Production Poised to Double by 2032

18 Apr 2017 - India’s steel output is expected to double over the next 15 years as its economy grows and its citizens move toward the cities, reports the Bloomberg news service. 

TimkenSteel Gains API Quality Management Certification

13 Apr 2017 - TimkenSteel has been awarded the American Petroleum Institute’s Q1 quality management certification and has been granted a license to apply the institute’s registered certification mark on certain products, the steelmaker has announced. 

Idled Canadian OCTG Mill to Restart This Summer

27 Mar 2017 - Tenaris Prudential said it will restart its idled tube mill this summer and plans to recall approximately 100 employees, the company has announced. 

Report: Rising Domestic Demand Kept a Lid on China's February Exports

08 Mar 2017 - China’s steel exports dived to a three-year low in February as its steel producers diverted output from foreign to domestic markets on account of rising demand at home, reports the Reuters news service.

Canadian Ore Producer Set to Begin Work on New Mine

23 Feb 2017 - Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore Company of Canada will invest CA$79 million to open a new open-pit mine in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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