China's steel production is 'unsustainable', an expert has told ITV News.
Steel has driven China's industrial revolution but the economy is slowing and China's appetite for steel has waned.
Global demand may have fallen but China's factories are producing steel in record quantities. Prices have collapsed and the effect is being felt in Wales.
China strategist Andrew Leung said: "The whole thing is unsustainable. If you look at the prices and the input that steel can make... Manufacturing is now geared towards more innovation and high quality manufacturing that doesn't necessarily depend on steel."
ITV News Business Correspondent Joel Hills reports:
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