Electric copper wire shipments of about 130 Japanese electric wire makers in April increased by 6.5% from the previous year to 58,500 tons on QE, Japanese Electric Wire & Cable Maker’s Association announced on 20th. Though the rate of advance dropped because of the rise in the consumption tax, it rose for the straight 8 months compared with the previous year results. Shipments for construction and electric wire selling field which accounts for over 40% of the total kept positive growth, and exports quadrupled. On the other hand, shipment result for optical products in March decreased by 7.1% to 3.447049 million kmc, it changed to minus for the first time in 4 months.
Japan Steel Scrap Composite Prices (Sangyo Press)10/18/2018
|36200YEN (-)||41300YEN (-)|
|318.38US$ (-0.82)||363.24US$ (-0.93)|
* Average of electric furnaces steel maker's purchasing price in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya (per ton)