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Japan Sept domestic stainless flat sales up 7.6% on month


In September, domestic sales of stainless flats including hot-rolled (HR) and cold-rolled (CR) coils and sheets by Japan's 32 coil centers rose 7.6% on month to 55,045 tonnes, according to the data released by the Japan Stainless Coil Centers Association (JSCA) on October 27, reflecting the overall firm demand from domestic end-users.
The September sales was also up 7.4% on year, or the seventh consecutive month with an on-year growth, Mysteel Global understood from the JSCA data.   "Our sales would have been even higher if we had been able to source more base feeds from the stainless producers," a sales official from a


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