In April 019, the global crude steel output of the countriesincluded in the World Steel Association statistics was 156.7 million tons, anincrease of 6.4% year-on-year. China's crude steel output in April 2019 was 85million tons, up 12.7% year-on-year. India's crude steel output in April was8.8 million tons, up 1.5% year-on-year. Japan's crude steel output in April was8.6 million tons, down 0.8% year-on-year. South Korea's crude steel output inApril was 6 million tons, up 1.4% year-on-year. In the EU region, Italy's crudesteel output in April 2019 was 2 million tons, down 5.7% year-on-year; France'scrude steel output in April was 1.3 million tons, down 8.1% year-on-year;Spain's crude steel output in April was 1.3 million tons, down year-on-year. 4.4%.