Japan’s crude steel output down 4.5 percent in Jan-Nov

Monday, 23 December 2019 16:18:58 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

In November this year, Japanese crude steel production was down by five percent compared to the previous month and fell by 10.6 percent compared to November last year, totaling 7.74 million mt, according to the data released by the Japan Iron and Steel Federation (JISF). 

In November, Japan’s crude steel production from basic oxygen furnaces decreased by 6.3 percent month on month and was down by 10.9 percent year on year to 5.72 million mt, while production from electric arc furnaces decreased by 1.1 percent month on month and was down by 9.7 percent year on year to 2.02 million mt. 

In the January-November period of this year, the country's crude steel production came to 91.53 million metric tons, falling by 4.5 percent year on year. In the first 11 months, Japan’s crude steel production from basic oxygen furnaces decreased by four percent year on year to 69.05 million mt, while production from electric arc furnaces declined by six percent year on year to 22.5 million mt. 

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

Product

November 2019 (mt)

M-o-m change (%)

Y-o-y change (%)

Hot rolled section

451,800

5.4

-6.8

Bar

743,000

4.4

-9.05

Wire rod

113,600

6

-1

Heavy plate

796,000

-5.8

-8.1

Hot rolled wide strip

3,114,200

-8.3

-8.1

Cold rolled wide strip

1,356,900

-1.2

-9

Galvanized sheet

805,900

2

-8.7

Welded pipe

289,300

-8.4

-22.2

 


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