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Japan's November carbon steel exports up 20.1% on year


For November, Japan's carbon steel finished products exports increased on year for the seventh consecutive month, up 20.1% on year to about 1.88 million tonnes, according to the data released by the Japan Iron & Steel Federation (JISF) on December 27, which was largely due to the low base last year, according to sources.
The November exports volume was also 4.4% higher on month, which may have to do with the easing supply tightness in flat products in Japan that had allowed steel mills to allocate more for exports.   Among all the flat products for exports, HRC exports to South Korea surged by 70.5% on


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