Japan steel demand will fail to reach pre-pandemic levels in 2022, MEIS hears

Steel use in Japan is forecast to rise in 2022 but will fall short of consumption volumes recorded before 2020, Kazuo Mike Fujisawa, principal of global business development at Japanese steelmaker JFE Steel's Overseas Business Planning Department, said this week.

Apparent steel use in Japan is forecast by the Japan Iron and Steel Federation (JISF) to reach 59.2 million tonnes in 2022, up by 2.1% from a forecast of 58.0...


Lee Allen

December 08, 2021

23:10 GMT