Japanese crude steel output down 3.8 percent in Jan from Dec

Monday, 25 February 2019 17:29:54 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

In January this year, Japanese crude steel production was down by 3.8 percent compared to the previous month and fell by 9.8 percent compared to January 2018, totaling 8.14 million mt, according to the data released by the Japan Iron and Steel Federation (JISF).

Meanwhile, in the given month Japan's pig iron production totaled 6.04 million metric tons, decreasing by 2.3 percent compared to the previous month and declining by 11.9 percent year on year.

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

Product

January 2019 (mt)

M-o-m change (%)

Y-o-y change (%)

Hot rolled section

465,400

-2.4

-4.8

Bar

742,700

-3.5

3.4

Wire rod

151,400

5.9

-4.77

Heavy plate

959,900

3.6

17.5

Hot rolled wide strip

3,328,400

-0.6

-12.1

Cold rolled wide strip

1,521,800

2.4

-4.9

Galvanized sheet

914,500

4.6

-2.4

Welded pipe

334,700

-2.3

4.1


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