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Japan’s Aug carbon steel exports up 9% on year


Japan’s carbon steel finished products exports in August rose by 8.9% on year to about 1.91 million tonnes, or up on year for the fourth month, according to the data released by the Japan Iron & Steel Federation (JISF) on September 30, though the monthly volume had been overall steady at around 1.9 million tonnes since June, a JISF official noted
“Japanese steel producers have been receiving consistent inquiries from overseas buyers, but they have no much more to allocate for exports with the firm domestic demand,” he commented. The on-year rise in the volume for August also narrowed substantially from the 24.6% for June and and 23% for July, and 1.9 million tonnes “may well be the maximum


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