Rio Foresees China’s Yearly Steel Output Hitting 1 Billion Tonnes in the Next 20 Years Despite Slowdown in Demand

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Despite cooling demand from China for steelmaking ingredients, Rio Tinto ( RIO ) forecasts Chinese steel output would still hit 1 billion tonnes in the next 20 years.

Vivek Tulpule, chief economist of Rio Tinto, said the rise by one-third from current production levels is based on the ongoing slowdown in demand which will nevertheless result in higher output from the present 732 million tonnes.

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