The report said overall production for sale of total finished steel at 8.342 million tonnes in November only was down by 9.7 per ent over October 2017 but grew by 6.4 per cent over the corresponding month last year.
"During April-November 2017, crude steel production was 66.70 million tonnes, a growth of 4.5 per cent over same period last year, the report said.
According to it, the consumption at 6.412 million tonnes in the last month (November) was up by 1.9 per cent over same month last financial year.
However, India's import of total finished steel at 5.534 million tonnes in April-November was up by 16.9 per cent over the same period last year and imports in November only was at 0.614 million tonnes, up by 2.5 per cent over te year-ago month.
The report said India's total finished steel exports grew by 57.1 per cent to 6.639 million tonnes in the first eight months of the current fiscal compared with same period last year.
"Overall exports in November 2017, at 1.012 million tonnes, was up by 29.9 per cent over October 2017 and up by 53.6 per cent over November 2016," it added.
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