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More Chinese steel mills join March maintenance crowd

As of March 4, a total of 27 Chinese steel producers nationwide were known to have or will start their regular minor or major maintenance on their facilities in March, lasting from a week to as long as 90 days, which is expected to slow down the flow of finished steel supplies into the Chinese market this month, market sources shared on Tuesday.
Among the mill to commence the works is Benxi Steel Group Co in Northeast China’s Liaoning province, that will overhaul its a 2,850 cu m blast furnace for 45 days starting March 15, which is expected to affect its molten iron output by 5,000 tonnes/day and a total of 225,000


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