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International Steel Cycle

Examining key components

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The international steel cycle can be broadly understood by examining key components: the production of crude steel, the apparent consumption of finished steel products, and their interplay with the world economic cycle, particularly focusing on the economic growth rate. These elements together provide a holistic view of the dynamics governing the global steel industry.