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U. S. Steel to Bring Gary Works BF Back Into Service 

01 Jul 2020 - United States Steel Corporation plans to restart an idled blast furnace on account of rising demand, reports The Times newspaper of northwest Indiana.

China Closes in on Production Milestone

15 Jun 2020 - Through the first five months of 2020, China’s steel production is on pace to cross the 1-billion-metric-ton threshold this year, reports commodities news and pricing service Argus Media. 

MMK Mill Breaks Monthly Production Record 

15 Jun 2020 - A PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works sheet mill rolled more than 500,000 metric tons in May and set a new company record in the process. 

China Pulls Further Ahead in Steel Production

11 Jun 2020 - The novel coronavirus pandemic is helping China widen its lead as the world’s largest steel producer, reports The (London) Financial Times. 

Report: U. S. Steel Restarts Idled Furnace

11 Jun 2020 - United States Steel Corporation has put the No. 1 blast furnace at its Mon Valley Works back into service, reports commodities news and pricing service Argus Media. 

ArcelorMittal Still is the World's Biggest Steelmaker. For Now.

03 Jun 2020 - ArcelorMittal remained the world’s biggest steel producer in 2019, but China Baowu Group closed in on the top ranking during the year, according to a new report from the World Steel Association. 

Global Steel Production Declined in April 

28 May 2020 - Global crude steel production fell an estimated 13.5% in April to 136.4 million metric tons, according to new numbers from the World Steel Association. 

Report: China’s Steel Output Up, Inventories Down

26 May 2020 - Output from China Iron and Steel Association member producers rose to 2.08 million metric tons per day in mid-May, the second-highest level in five years, reports commodities news and pricing service Argus.  

AK Steel to Close Parts of Michigan Facility

06 May 2020 - AK Steel will permanently close parts of its Dearborn Works in Michigan this summer, according to reports.

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