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WEEKLY: China's blast furnace capacity use dips to 80%

The blast furnace capacity utilization rate among the 247 blast furnace steelmakers across China which Mysteel monitors showed a slight week-on-week decrease of 0.71 percentage point to reach 80.23% as of December 12, with the decline mainly among steel mills in East China’s Shandong province, according to Mysteel’s latest weekly survey released on December 13.
Accordingly, over December6-12,daily molten iron output among the steelmakers also reverseddownby 20,000 tonnes/day on week to reach 2.24million t/d, the survey results showed. During the survey week, many mills in Shandong were ordered by local governments to adhere to strict emergency production curbs from December 6 after air quality in many


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