According to stainless steel import result of January Japan Stainless Steel Association reported, hot rolled steel sheet decreased by 0.6% from the previous year to 3,644 tons, and cold rolled steel sheet dropped by 39.2% to 6,758 tons. To compare with the previous month, hot rolled steel sheet rose by 34.6% and cold rolled steel sheet increased by 47.0%. Total of bar steel and steel pipe decreased by 27.5% from the previous year to 13,988 tons.
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)