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Japanese steel mills’ Jul-Sept output to drop 23% on year

The Japanese steel producers plans to produce about 18.9 million tonnes of crude steel during July-September, or down 22.8% on year, according to a survey released by Japan's Ministry of Economy on August 5 , indicating their continuing struggle with the weakening demand because of the COVID-19 despite the resumption of the domestic economic and industrial activities since late May.
The current quarter steel production target, however, will be up 4.7% on quarter, based on the survey by the ministry on Japan’s three blast furnaces producers and about 60 mini-mills and special steel producers but no re-rollers, which is encouraging, as this is despite the fact that many mini-mills will conduct a series of

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