China’s Jan-Jul steel imports grow further, up 49% on year
Aug 07, 2020 14:00
China’s finished steel imports totaled 9.9 million over January-July, up 49% on year, which was much higher than the 26.1% on-year rise for the first half of 2020 due to the record high import volume in July, Mysteel Global understood from the latest statistics from the country’s General Administration of Customs on August 7.
For July, China’s finished steel imports broke a new record monthly high, hitting 2.6 million tonnes, or up from the previous record high of 1.9 million tonnes in June, according to the customs data, which, nevertheless, was very much within market expectation.
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