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China Steel Executive Expects to See Iron Ore Demand Flatten Due to Scrap Displacement

21 Sep 2018 - China bought more than 1 billion metric tons of iron ore last year, but demand will likely plateau as a governmental push to reduce pollution drives a conversion in production routes, the Reuters news service reports.

East Coast Mills Suspend Operations in Advance of Hurricane Florence

12 Sep 2018 - Steel mills in the path of Hurricane Florence are bracing for the storm’s landfall and are shutting down equipment and suspending operations, reports commodities pricing and news service S&P Global Platts. 

Russian Mill Breaks Hot Strip Production Record

05 Sep 2018 - Russia’s PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) said one of its hot rolling mills set a record in July, producing nearly 528,000 metric tons during the month. 

ArcelorMittal USA Blast Furnace Knocked Off-Line

08 Aug 2018 - The No. 3 blast furnace at ArcelorMittal’s Indiana Harbor facility has taken an unplanned outage after its large bell fell in during a charge, reports The Times newspaper of northwest Indiana.

This Mill Once Faced Permanent Closure. Now It’s Growing. 

08 Aug 2018 - A Scottish plate mill that was rescued from closure by Sanjeev Gupta's Liberty Steel is now on track to produce more than 120,000 metric tons this year, and even more in the following year, reports The Scotsman newspaper. 

China Might Again Order Steel Production Cuts

03 Aug 2018 - China is drafting its emissions-reductions measures for the coming winter heating season and may require steel mills in six major steel cities to curtail production by 50%, according to the Reuters news service. 

Global Steel Production Is Up. Here's How Much.

26 Jul 2018 - Global crude steel production rose 881.4 million metric tons in the first half of 2018, reports news and pricing provider S&P Global Platts. 

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