Japanese crude steel output down 4.2 percent in June from May

Monday, 24 July 2023 14:04:26 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

In June this year, Japanese crude steel production was down by 4.2 percent compared to the previous month and by 1.7 percent compared to June 2022, totaling 7.32 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 5.25 million metric tons, decreasing by 4.1 percent compared to the previous month and up by 0.1 percent year on year.   

In the January-June period this year, the country’s crude steel output stood at 43.83 million metric tons, down by 4.7 percent, while its pig iron production came to 31.59 million metric tons, falling by 4.4 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 2023 (mt)   

M-o-m change (%)   

Y-o-y change (%)   

Hot rolled section   

463,300   

+3.6   

+1.0   

Bar   

668,500   

-5.1   

-10.9   

Wire rod   

93,700   

-17.0   

-17.7  

Heavy plate   

690,400   

-4.3   

-15.8   

Hot rolled wide strip   

3,083,600   

-5.7   

+9.7   

Cold rolled wide strip   

1,111,100   

-2.8   

-1.0  

Galvanized sheet   

712,500   

-0.4   

+13.1  

Welded pipe   

255,400   

-5.0   

-11.4   


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