Japanese integrated steel makers’ iron ore purchase price is likely to decrease substantially for July-September. Watching the international spot market price, it might dip below FOB 100 dollars per ton for the first time since 2010. In China, inventories of iron ore increases to record-high level, buying offer of iron ore low while steel market price is decreasing.
Japan Steel Scrap Composite Prices (Sangyo Press)04/19/2018
|32800YEN (-)||36800YEN (-)|
|302.33US$ (-0.81)||339.2US$ (-0.91)|
* Average of electric furnaces steel maker's purchasing price in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya (per ton)