Japanese crude steel output up 0.8 percent in July from June

Friday, 25 August 2023 12:29:20 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

In July this year, Japanese crude steel production was up by 0.8 percent compared to the previous month and by 0.9 percent compared to July 2022, totaling 7.39 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 5.48 million metric tons, up by 4.5 percent compared to the previous month and by 4.1 percent year on year.   

In the January-July period this year, the country’s crude steel output stood at 51.23 million metric tons, down by 3.9 percent, while its pig iron production came to 37.07 million metric tons, falling by 3.2 percent, both on year-on-year basis.   

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

Product   

July 2023 (mt)   

M-o-m change (%)   

Y-o-y change (%)   

Hot rolled section   

365,800   

-26.6   

-14.9   

Bar   

682,700 

+1.6 

-3.7   

Wire rod   

110,300   

+15.1   

-11.5  

Heavy plate   

746,500   

+8.1   

-2.7 

Hot rolled wide strip   

3,152,300   

+1.1   

+12.9   

Cold rolled wide strip   

1,243,00   

+11.9   

+6.0  

Galvanized sheet   

721,000   

+1.6   

+8.3  

Welded pipe   

234,500   

-9.6   

-10.9   


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