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Japan’s Apr crude steel output up 19% on year

ABSTRACT

For April, Japan’s crude steel production including both carbon and special steel rose by 18.9% on year to about 7.82 million tonnes, or the second month scoring an on-year rise, according to the latest data from the Japan Iron & Steel Federation (JISF) on May 21.
The on-year surge was due to low base one year before when Japan’s integrated mills had banked their blast furnaces to cope with the declining steel demand over the first round of the state of emergency over April-May 2020. “We are currently under the third round of the state of emergency, but we don’t foresee this

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