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NBS: China Jan-Nov pig iron output drops faster by 4.2%


Over January-November, China's pig iron output declined by 4.2% on year to 796.23 million tonnes, steeper than the 3.2% on-year drop for the first 10 months or the 2.6% on-year drop in the country's crude steel output in the first 11 months, according to the data released by the country's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on December 15.
For November, the nation's pig iron output hit a new low since March 2018, reaching 61.73 million tonnes or down 16.6% on year, which was less than the 22% on-year drop in crude steel output in the same month, and it was also down on month for the sixth consecutive


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