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China’s steel plate imports down 25.8 percent in September

In September this year, China’s steel import volumes of steel bars, angles/channels, steel plate, and steel pipes and hollow sections amounted to 90,000 mt, 20,000 mt, 850,000 mt, and 30,000 mt, down 18.5 percent, 46.7 percent, 25.8 percent, and 25.1 percent, respectively, year on year, as announced by Chinese customs. In the January-September period of the current year, China’s import volumes of steel bars, angles/channels, steel plate, and steel pipes and hollow sections amounted to 800,000 mt, 280,000 mt, 8.21 million mt, and 280,000 mt, decreasing by 13.3 percent, 13.3 percent, 10.8 percent and 23.5 percent, respectively, year on year.
In September this year, China imported 1.01 million mt of finished steel, down 25.8 percent year on year, while the finished steel import volume in the January-September period of the current year totaled 9.73 million mt, down 11.6 percent year on year, as previously announced by Chinese customs.

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