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WEEKLY: China BF capacity use up for 5th week to 79.89%


Over January 7-13, the blast furnace capacity utilization rate among China's 247 steel mills under Mysteel's survey nudged up for the fifth straight week by another 2.01 percentage points on week to 79.89, as some steelmakers in North China had been ramping up production on eased output restrictive measures.
Over the latest survey period, these 247 mills produced 2.14 million tonnes/day of molten iron on average, up 51,800 t/d on week, and their BF operational rates also edged up for the third week by another 1.56 percentage points on week to 75.77% as of January 13.   The growth had to


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