Crude steel output for Jan-Mar in China decreased by 1.7% from the previous year to 20.1 million tons. The quarter term result dropped for the first time in 20 years.It is the result of slowing down of real-estate development. Some of steel works is stopping operation due to declining incomes and environmental control by government.
Japan Steel Scrap Composite Prices (Sangyo Press)12/12/2018
|30100YEN (-)||35300YEN (-)|
|0.99US$ (-)||1.16US$ (-)|
* Average of electric furnaces steel maker's purchasing price in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya (per ton)