Australia’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science said in a report on Tuesday that China’s steel output will fall in 2019 and 2020 after peaking this year. Photo: Reuters

Contradictory views on China’s steel output. But only time will tell if production will rise or fall

Reports by the Australian government and other economic analysts that Chinese steel production has peaked are at odds with the expectations by local observers that the government’s infrastructure push will underpin demand

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Australia’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science said in a report on Tuesday that China’s steel output will fall in 2019 and 2020 after peaking this year. Photo: Reuters
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Orange Wang

Orange Wang

Orange Wang covers the Chinese macroeconomy, and has many years of experience with China's monetary and fiscal policy moves. He also covered global market and financial news for a long time, with a particular focus on new technologies and their influences on economic growth and society. Before joining the South China Morning Post, Orange worked as a Shanghai Correspondent for ET Net, a Hong Kong financial news agency.