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Japan’s Sept carbon steel sales jump 6% on year

Japan’s sales of carbon steel products for both the domestic market and export in September rose 5.6% on year to about 5.23 million tonnes, according to the latest data released by the Japan Iron & Steel Federation (JISF) on November 16. “A clear recovery in sales has finally appeared,” a JISF official commented.
The September total was also up 13.9% from August but despite the improvement, Japan’s carbon steel sales volume for the January-September period was still down 11.3% on year at 41.42 million tonnes. Within the total, sales for domestic customers totalled 3.35 million tonnes, up 2.2% on year and 15.5% higher on month, and made


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