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Japan's stainless flat sales down 2.3% on year in March


In March, Japan's domestic sales of stainless flats including hot-rolled (HR) and cold-rolled (CR) coils and sheets among 32 major coil centers declined by 2.3% on year to 58,642 tonnes, according to the latest data released by Japan Stainless Coil Centers Association (JSCA). Nevertheless, market sources still believed that the supply tightness would remain.
The JSCA sales volume accounts for about 60% of the country's total stainless flat sales, Mysteel Global notes.   The sales in March were 12.1% higher on month, because there were more business days in March than February. March also marks the end of a fiscal year, and sales usually rise in


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