According to orders statistics by use Japan Iron and Steel Federation announced on 16th, ordinery steel orders in 2015 decreased by 2.9% from the previous year to 68.499 million tons, it was the decrease for the 2nd straight years. Demand for domestic decreased by 6.2% to 42.51 million tons, it was the decrease for the 2nd straight years, exports increased by 2.8% to 25.989 million tons for the first time in 3 years.
Japan Steel Scrap Composite Prices (Sangyo Press)01/18/2018
|36800YEN (-)||39500YEN (-)|
|327.61US$ (-2.85)||351.64US$ (-3.07)|
* Average of electric furnaces steel maker's purchasing price in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya (per ton)