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Ops among Jiangsu rebar mills fall on power-use curbs

ABSTRACT

Bar-mill capacity utilization among steel producers in East China’s Jiangsu, the country’s second largest steel producing province after Hebei, is seen falling by over one-third this month as more steelmakers in the province halt operations to conduct “intensive” maintenance, according to Mysteel’s latest survey. The mills are responding to government directives to tame energy consumption.
The survey across 24 major steel producers in Jiangsu conducted on September 14 found that among the 59 rebar rolling mills the firms operate, 23 have been stopped or are about to be stopped, while another 22 are not producing at full capacity. If those mills intending to stop for maintenance

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