Steel prices in Asia and Europe are at around 4-1/2 year lows, partly thanks to falling raw material costs like iron ore, but also oversupply built up since the 2008 financial crisis.
However, in North America, prices are near two-year highs, helped by firm U.S. economic growth and a more measured 0.9 percent rise in steel output in the first half, the World Steel Association data showed.
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