Hot, cold and coated sheet steel inventory for Japan in the end of December decreased by 1.8% (74,000 tons) from the previous month to 4.18 million tons, and it was the decrease for the first time in 2 months. Inventories decreased because iron and steel makers liquidate output, import material decreased, and coil center controlled arrival of goods.
Japan Steel Scrap Composite Prices (Sangyo Press)04/24/2019
|30600YEN (-300)||34600YEN (-300)|
|270.92US$ (-2.87)||306.33US$ (-2.9)|
* Average of electric furnaces steel maker's purchasing price in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya (per ton)