China June crude steel output falls 0.8 pct on yr

15 July 2015

China's crude steel output fell 0.8 percent from a year earlier to 68.95 million tonnes in June, government data showed on Wednesday, underscoring demand softened by sputtering economic growth and a property slowdown in the world's top producer.

Total steel output declined 1.3 percent to 409.97 million tonnes for the first half of 2015 compared with the same period a year ago, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics.