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BRUSSELS, Feb 5 (Reuters) - ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, forecast on Friday that global apparent steel demand would rise by up to 0.5 percent in 2016.
It predicted lower apparent steel consumption, which includes changes to inventory levels, in Brazil, China and the former Soviet states, but increases in the United States and Europe, where it does the bulk of its business. (Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek, Philip Blenkinsop)