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India's crude steel output falls 1.4 pc to 8.936 MT in Dec

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

India's production fell by 1.4 per cent to 8.936 million tonnes (MT) in December 2018, according to official data.

The country had produced 9.067 MT in December 2017.

"production stood at 8.936 MT in December 2018, down by 1.4 per cent over December 2017 and was down by 0.3 per cent over November 2018." the (JPC) said in its latest report.

During April-December, state-run SAIL, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam, Tata Steel, Essar Steel, and together produced 47.462 MT, the report said, adding that the rest 31.522 MT came from other producers.

In December 2018, stood at 6.158 MT, 2.6 per cent higher over 6.001 MT in the same month in 2017, the JPC said.

The country's pig iron production fell by 5.5 per cent to 0.530 MT in December 2018 from 0.561 MT in December 2017.

has set an ambitious target of increasing its capacity to 300 MT by 2030-31.

The JPC, under the Ministry of Steel, is the only institution in the country that collects data on the iron and

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 16:50 IST