Japanese crude steel output remains stable in March from February

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 12:02:25 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

In March this year, Japanese crude steel production remained unchanged compared to the previous month and rose by 17.3 percent compared to March 2018, totaling 9.08 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 6.67 million metric tons, decreasing by 0.5 percent compared to the previous month and rising by 18.8 percent year on year.

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

Product

March 2019 (mt)

M-o-m change (%)

Y-o-y change (%)

Hot rolled section

542,700

12.6

1.25

Bar

837,800

11.1

3.2

Wire rod

146,400

6.86

-1.74

Heavy plate

897,300

7.9

8.4

Hot rolled wide strip

3,494,400

18.6

-7.3

Cold rolled wide strip

1,578,100

13.9

-3.1

Galvanized sheet

948,300

17.6

-3.4

Welded pipe

328,900

-5.8

-7.9

 


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