According to iron and steel output schedule of third quarter of fiscal 2014 (October-December) Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry reported on 4th, crude steel output will increase by 1.3% from the anticipated result for the previous term to 28.25 million tons for the 3rd straight quarters. It reaches to 28 million tons for the first time in 4 term. Though the blast furnace will reduce the output due to improvement of equipment, electric furnace will increase.
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)