H-beam inventory in Tokiwakai consisting of shaped steel distributors in the end of September increased to 213,000 tons, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal said. Stock ratio rose to 2.28 months, it improved to this January level. Though stock level increased caused by shipments by a part of makers in the end of term, outgoing level kept high level following the previous month.
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)