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Oceania crude steel output soars 18% in April
May 28,2015 15:16CST
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According to latest data published by World Steel Association, the crude steel production by Oceania region increased sharply by 18.20% during the month of April ’15 year-on-year.

 Author: Paul Ploumis28 May 2015 Last updated at 01:19:27 GMT

 
CANBERRA (Scrap Monster): According to latest data published by World Steel Association, the crude steel production by Oceania region increased sharply by 18.20% during the month of April ’15 year-on-year. The total output by the region surged from 413,000 tonnes in April last year to 488,000 tonnes during Apr ’15.
 
The total crude steel production by Australia during April this year was 410,000 tonnes, significantly higher by 19.8% when compared with the production of 342,000 tonnes during same month a year ago. New Zealand produced 78,000 tonnes of crude steel, higher by 10.6% when compared with the production of 71,000 tonnes achieved during April last year.
 
The total crude steel production by Australia during March this year was 365,000 tonnes, down 12.5% when compared with the production of 417,000 tonnes during same month a year ago. New Zealand produced 70,000 tonnes of crude steel, lower by 2.3% when compared with the production of 72,000 tonnes achieved during March last year.
 
The crude steel output by Oceania region was up 5.9% during the initial four-month period of the year. The output totaled 1.892 million tonnes, when matched with the output of 1.787 million tonnes during the corresponding four-month period in 2014.
 
The following table provides country-wise cumulative crude steel output for the first four months in 2015 in comparison with those during same period in 2014.
 

Country

4 months (2015)

4 months (2014)

% Change

Australia

1,599

1,498

+6.7

New Zealand

293

289

+1.5

 
 
Note: Output in thousands of tonnes
Oceania crude steel production
Oceania crude steel production april 2015

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