Last week, the WSA (World Steel Association) released its global steel production data. According to the WSA, global steel production stood at 148.3 million metric tons in April, marking a 4.1% YoY (year-over-year) rise. In the first four months of this year, global steel production rose 4.0% YoY. Global steel production has risen, defying pessimists expecting a slowdown in the steel industry this year. Let’s look at April’s steel production data in detail.