Japan's steel output will rise only 0.2% in Q1 2013, Meti says

Japanese crude steel output in the first quarter next year is expected to only slightly bounce back after falling to its lowest level in six quarters in the final three months of 2012.

Crude steel output will edge up by a mere 0.2% from the October-December quarter to 26.06 million tonnes in January-March, according to estimates released by the ministry of economy, trade...


our Japan correspondent

December 31, 2012

13:28 GMT