Crude steel output in Germany increased by 14.8% year on year in November, marking the second consecutive month of growth, German steel federation WV Stahl said on Friday December 18.
In November, German crude steel production totaled 3.38 million tonnes, up from 2.94 million tonnes in the corresponding period of 2019. But this growth was against a weak comparison basis last year, WV Stahl said.
Over the first 11 months of 2020, the country’s crude steel production dropped by 11.6% year on year to 32.52 million tonnes. Crude steel production in Germany declined in March-August due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the European steel industry.