Japanese domestic shipment of electric wire and cable was 65,000 tonnes of copper in May by Japanese 138 electric wire and cable makers those who belong to Japanese Electric Wire & Cable Makers’ Association, according to the tentative estimation by the association. The monthly shipment decreased by 2.5% from a year earlier and showed year-to-year down for 7 months in a row. The shipment was 74,076 tonnes in April, down by 0.4% from a year ago. The shipment of optical fiber products increased by 4.5% to 2.22 million kilometers of fiber core in April from a year ago.Copper wire and cable shipment for construction markets represented year-to-year decrease for 3 straight months to May, which accounts for around 45% of total domestic shipment. The shipment for construction markets had shown year-to-year down for July 2006-January 2007. The shipment has been in downtrend almost for a year due to less demand from wholesalers when copper metal and electric cable prices stay at extremely high level.Copper wire and cable shipment for electric machine and appliances represented year-to-year increase in May after 3 months. The shipment was also steady for automobiles, power companies and exports.Optical fiber products shipment has shown year-to-year increase for 24 straight months and exceeded 2 million kilometers of fiber core for 3 months in a row. The demand keeps active for optical fiber networks to household, so-called Fiber-to-the-Home.
Japan Steel Scrap Composite Prices (Sangyo Press)04/03/2020
|19500YEN (-)||21700YEN (-)|
|178.72US$ (-1)||198.88US$ (-1.12)|
* Average of electric furnaces steel maker's purchasing price in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya (per ton)