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WEEKLY: China’s blast furnace capacity use nears 80%

The capacity utilization of the blast furnaces at 247 Chinese steel plants nationwide Mysteel monitors reached a 20-week new high over March 29-April 4, higher by another1.13 percentage points on week to 79.45%, according to Mysteel’s latest weekly survey published as of April 4. The continous rise is within Mysteel’s prediction last week.
Accordingly, daily molten iron output at these steel mills increasedagain, edging up by another 31,700 tonnes/day on week to 2.22 million t/d on average over the period. As a result, the operational rates of the 247 mills’blast furnaces alsokept rising, gaining another 4.18 percentage points from the level the previous

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