H-beam inventory in Tokiwakai consisting of shaped steel distributors in the end of October decreased by 2.4% from the previous month to 207,900 tons, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal said. Stock ratio drops by 0.23 points to 2.05 months. They analyze that some area has a bit heavy stocks though their volume decreased, and think that correct stock volume is 190,000 tons level.
Japan Steel Scrap Composite Prices (Sangyo Press)08/16/2018
|34800YEN (-)||39700YEN (-)|
|311.8US$ (2.19)||355.7US$ (2.5)|
* Average of electric furnaces steel maker's purchasing price in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya (per ton)