CAAM: China’s Jan-Aug auto sales down 11% on year Sep 12, 2019
China’s auto sales were still under downward pressure over January-August, though the year-on-year decline narrowed to 11% on year as against the 11.4% for the first seven months, Mysteel Global noted from the latest statistics from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on September 11.
China’s Jan-July excavator sales up 14% on year Aug 15, 2019
China’s sales of excavators and other heavy machinery over January-July increased by 13.9% on year to 149,553 units, according to an August 13 release by the China Construction Machinery Association (CCMA), with July sales alone being higher by 11% on year at 12,346 units.
Both sales and production of China’s new-energy vehicles (NEV) declined on year for the first time in July, down 4.7% and 6.9% respectively, after a boost in sales in June as buyers rushed to enjoy the last days of subsidies on such vehicles until June 25, according to the latest release from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on August 12.
China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) has revised its expectation on 2019 auto sales to a 5% year-on-year decline instead of a flat year from 2018 because of the weaker-than-expected performance in the sector in the first half, market sources confirmed on Tuesday.
SHFE metals down on market jitters about economy Oct 19, 2018
Futures prices of most non-ferrous metals including copper, aluminum, zinc and nickel on the Shanghai Futures Exchange lost ground this week on macro-economic factors, both in the domestic and global markets, which investors believed reflected a gradual slowing economy, market sources said.
China’s FeMo price corrects, dropping 6% on week Aug 15, 2018
Domestic prices of ferromolybdenum in China have slid over the past week, with Mysteel’s 60% ferromolybdenum price slipping by Yuan 8,000/tonne ($1,176) or 6% on week to Yuan 130,000/t including 16% VAT as of August 14. Only a week earlier on August 7, the price had hit a 6.5-year high of Yuan 138,000/t.
FEATURE: Changzhou mills under pressure on emissions Jul 31, 2018
Changzhou city in East China’s Jiangsu province is among the latest to join Beijing’s drive to improve air quality, with the city explicitly instructing 48 local steel mills to continue to cut their daily steel output beginning July 25 and lasting possibly until year’s end, an official from Changzhou City Environmental Protection Bureau confirmed on July 30.