Steel production in the United States surged by 8.6 percent year-over-year in September, according to the World Steel Association.
The trade association reported that steel output rose by 5.6 percent internationally in September, as compared to September 2016. The 66 steel-producing countries the World Steel Association tracks cranked out 141.4 million tons of steel, nearly half of which was made in China.
China made 71.8 million tons of steel in September, more than 10 times as much as the 6.7 million tons produced in the United State that month.
In September, steel production increased by 13 percent in Turkey, 8.3 percent in Italy, 7.6 percent in Brazil, 6.7 percent in Spain, and 3.2 percent in France, according to the World Steel Association.