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Steel Demand Prospects for the Second Quarter of FY2018 (July-September 2018)

July 9, 2018

Total steel demand for the second quarter of FY 2018 (July-September 2018) is estimated to be 23.75 million tons, remaining flat on a year-on-year basis, i.e., an increase of 0.7%, and an increase of 2.8% from the previous quarter. The sector-by-sector breakdown is as follows:

Domestic demand:

Exports:

Steel exports will slightly increase on a year-on-year basis in contrast to a decrease in export volumes resulting from production facility problems last year. Steel exports are estimated to increase from the previous quarter.

Crude steel demand for this quarter is estimated to be 26.54 million tons, an increase of 2.3% on a year-on-year basis and remaining the same as that in the previous quarter, i.e., 0.0%.

Steel Demand Prospects for the Second Quarter of FY2018 (July-September 2018)

References

Notes:

Reference for Demand Prospects (Second Quarter of FY2018 (July-September 2018))

1. Trends in Crude Steel Production

Note 1) The data for the first quarter of FY2018 is the forecast result, and data for the second quarter of FY2018 represents prospects.

2. Ordinary Steel: Sector-by-Sector Domestic Consumption

Note 2) Quantity is mainly estimated based on demand-related statistics.

Division in Charge

Metal Industries Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau

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