Japanese crude steel output down 3.7 percent in June from May

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 17:44:44 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

In June this year, Japanese crude steel production was down 3.7 percent compared to the previous month and rose 4.2 percent compared to June last year, totaling 8.76 million mt, according to the data released by the Japan Iron and Steel Federation (JISF).

Meanwhile, in June of the current year Japan's pig iron production totaled 6.35 million metric tons, falling by 6.7 percent compared to the previous month and increasing by 1.6 percent year on year.

In the January-June period of this year, the country's pig iron output stood at 39.23 million metric tons, up 0.2 percent, while its crude steel production came to 52.98 million metric tons, rising 1.3 percent, both on year-on-year basis.

The production volume of some steel products in Japan can be seen in the chart below:

Product

June 2018 (mt)

M-o-m change (%)

Y-o-y change (%)

Hot rolled section

486,500

-5.7

8.0

Bar

811,700

4.5

5.7

Wire rod

121,500

-19.3

-7.2

Heavy plate

878,500

7.0

18.5

Hot rolled wide strip

3,613,400

0.4

4.8

Cold rolled wide strip

1,540,100

-2.8

2.6

Galvanized sheet

917,200

-2.2

1.6

Welded pipe

334,100

2.9

-3.6

 


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