Global crude steel production rose to 136.5 million tonne in October, according to the World Steel Association, the largest monthly total seen since May.
The figure was up 3.3% on the levels of a year earlier.
China produced 68.5 million tonnes of steel, up 4% on the levels of October 2015.
Non-Chinese output totalled 68 million tonnes, up 3% on the levels of a year earlier.
The annual growth in both Chinese and non-Chinese output was the fastest seen in several years.
Of the major producers, Japan produced 9.0 million tonnes, a year-on-year increase of 0.6%, while India’s output jumped to 8.3 million tonnes, up 12.3% on the levels of October 2015.
Output in South Korea and the United States totalled 6 million tonnes and 6.3 million tonnes respectively, down 2.1% and 2.5% on a year earlier.
In the first 10 months of the year global output totalled 1.3335 billion tonnes, down 0.1% on the same period in 2015.
World Steel Association members represent approximately 85% of the world’s steel production.
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