Japan’s crude steel output down 4.5% in March

Japanese steel production fell for a seventh consecutive month on a year-on-year basis in March, according to the Japan Iron & Steel Federation (JISF).

Crude steel output slipped to 9.28 million tonnes last month, down 4.5% from the same period a year ago, JISF figures, which were released late on Monday April 20, showed. The biggest decrease in March came from electric arc furnace (EAF) operators, which produced 2.13 million tonnes of crude steel, down by...


Juan Weik

April 21, 2015

05:48 GMT