H-beam inventory in Tokiwakai consisting of shaped steel distributors in the end of December decreased by 2.2% from the previous month to 184,900 tons, and it was the decrease for the 3 straight months, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal said. Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal expressed a stance to retain this level because it was an adequate level.
Japan Steel Scrap Composite Prices (Sangyo Press)01/17/2019
|30000YEN (-)||35100YEN (-)|
|272.8US$ (-1.32)||319.18US$ (-1.54)|
* Average of electric furnaces steel maker's purchasing price in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya (per ton)