Japan Jul carbon steel sales up 10% on month, pale on year
Sep 17, 2020 11:30
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Japan’s carbon steel sales in July for both the domestic market and exports in July rose 9.5% on month to about 4.7 million tonnes, according to the latest data released by the Japan Iron & Steel Federation (JISF) on September 16, or a continuing recovery since May, but it had been still sluggish, a JISF official commented.
Most of Japanese economic activities have restarted after late May, when the government lifted the state of emergency across the country, and the Japanese mills have been actively exporting their products both for higher prices and to fill up the gap because of the weak demand at home, which “resulted