According to the estimates for demand for July-September of fiscal 2014 Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced on 2nd, crude steel demand increased by 0.1% from the previous period expectations to 27.96 million tons. It was the increase for the 2nd straight quarter. Steel materials demand increased by 1.8%, it was the rise for the first time in 4 terms. But the rise of crude steel keeps the previous period level effected by seasonal production hike.
Japan Steel Scrap Composite Prices (Sangyo Press)01/18/2018
|36800YEN (-)||39500YEN (-)|
|327.61US$ (-2.85)||351.64US$ (-3.07)|
* Average of electric furnaces steel maker's purchasing price in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya (per ton)